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People take antacids, such as milk of magnesia, to reduce the discomfort of acid stomach

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

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Problem 97P

Problem 97P

People take antacids, such as milk of magnesia, to reduce the discomfort of acid stomach or heartburn. The recommended dose of milk of magnesia is 1 teaspoon, which contains 400 mg of Mg(OH)2. What volume of HCl solution with a pH of 1.1 can be neutralized by 1 dose of milk of magnesia? (Assume two significant figures in your calculations.)

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Solution 97P:

Here, we are going to calculate the volume HCl required to neutralize 1 dose of milk of magnesia.

Step 1:

We know,

pH = -log [H+]

= 10-pH = 10-1.1

        =  0.0794 M = 0.0794 mol/L

Step 2 of 3

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

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