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What is the main component of stomach acid? Why do we have stomach acid?

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro ISBN: 9780321910295 34

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Problem 3Q

Problem 3Q

What is the main component of stomach acid? Why do we have stomach acid?

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Main component of stomach acid:-

Stomach acid is also called as gastric acid or gastric juice , it  is a digestive fluid, formed in the stomach and is composed of hydrochloric acid (HCl) .05–0.1 M (roughly 5,000–10,000 parts per million or 0.5-1%), potassium chloride (KCl) and sodium chloride (NaCl).

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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