Acid-Base chemistry in stomach
Even though we are scared of acids and their corrosive power, we cannot deny the fact that our stomach produces one of the strongest naturally produced acids.
You may already know how stomach acid helps in the digestion of food.
But you think it's not powerful enough? Now here's a bit of news-the pH of stomach ranges from 1 to 2. So, it's pretty strong! That's why it can break down food in the stomach easily.
But with such a strong acid in the stomach, what keeps it from cutting through our stomach lining?
You can actually thank a simple acid base reaction for protecting you. Watch this video to find out more about how stomach protects itself:
Why doesn't your stomach digest itself?