Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 15 - Section 15.7 - Chemistry and Medicine - What's In My Antacid: 1

Answer

Heartburn is caused by stomach acid coming up out of the stomach. This acid reflux burns the inside of the esophagus.

Work Step by Step

Antacids and saliva are both bases. By taking these, or swallowing exaggeratedly, some of the acid will be neutralized.
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