Chemistry

posted by .

What is antacid? Why is sodium hydrogen carbonate an effective antacid but sodium hydroxide is not?
Thx~

  • Chemistry -

    An antacid is the opposite of an acid. Antacids are over the counter medicines (usually) that you take for an acid stomach. Sodium hydroxide is an antacid, too, but it's too much of a good thing since it is very toxic to the system and WAAAAY to strong to swallow. Sodium hydrogen carbonate (sodium bicarbonate or bicarb) on the other hand is baking soda. It is a mild antacid and may be taken internally.

  • Chemistry -

    But there are also many weak base that can be taken internally, why is sodium hydrogen carbonate choosen to be antacid?

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. chemistry

    In class, we did a decomposition reaction of sodium hydrogen carbonate, which makes water, carbon dioxide, and sodium carbonate. How do you know when sodium hydrogen carbonate is completely reacted?
  2. Chemistry

    Which of the following is the most effective buffer system for a pH value of 7.45?
  3. Chemistry

    Plan how you would make 100mL of a buffer solution with a pH of 10.80 to be made using only sodium carbonate, sodium hydrogen carbonate and water. You should specify the amount of sodium carbonate and sodium hydrogen carbonate that …
  4. Chemistry

    Some antacid tablets actually contain a mixture of calcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide (though they usually have the same “strength” as those that only contain CaCO3). If this had been the case for the antacid you tested, …
  5. Chemistry

    An antacid tablet containing magnesium hydroxide instead of calcium carbonate was dissolved in 100.0 mL of 0.2893 M HCL. 10 mL of this solutions was titrated to endpoint with 25.20 mL of 0.1007 M NaOH. How much magnesium hydroxide …
  6. chemistry

    Plan how you would make 100mL of a buffer solution with a pH of 10.80 to be made using only sodium carbonate, sodium hydrogen carbonate and water. You should specify the amount of sodium carbonate and sodium hydrogen carbonate that …
  7. Chemistry

    comparing and contrasting why is sodium hydrogen carbonate an effective antacid but sodium hydroxide is not?
  8. Chemistry

    comparing and contrasting why is sodium hydrogen carbonate an effective antacid but sodium hydroxide is not?
  9. Chemistry

    The reaction of sodium hydrogen carbonate (baking soda), NaHCO3 and vinegar is a safe and effective method of opening a clogged drain a) Write the chemical equation for this reaction b) Explain why using sodium hydrogen carbonate and …
  10. chemistry

    You weigh out an antacid tablet and determine the mass to be 1.1990 g. After taking a 0.2455 g sample of the antacid tablet, you dissolve it in 25.00 mL of a 0.1006 M solution of hydrochloric acid in a 250.0 mL Erlenmeyer flask. After …

More Similar Questions