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Planning an Investigation To Determine The Effectiveness of Indigestion Tablets at Neutralising Excess Stomach Acid.

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  • Submitted: 22/03/2004
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GCSE Aqueous Chemistry

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Planning an Investigation To Determine The Effectiveness of Indigestion Tablets at Neutralising Excess Stomach Acid

EXPERIMENT BRIEF:

Indigestion tablets can be used to neutralise acidity in the stomach.

You are to plan an experiment which will allow you to determine the effectiveness of an indigestion tablet at neutralising acid.

Your plan should survey the range of commercially available indigestion tablets. You should consider the active ingredient in each and the chemistry involved.

AIM:

To find out which indigestion tablet is best for neutralising excess stomach acid. I will be measuring how much hydrochloric acid it will take to neutralise 25.0ml of indigestion tablet solution.

INTRODUCTION:

The tablets in question are used for curing acid indigestion. Heartburn and acid indigestion is discomfort in the upper digestive tract. It can affect all ages but it is common in adults above 60 years old. The symptoms could be mistaken for a heart attack, or a heart attack could be mistaken for indigestion. Symptoms of this malady include: belching or slight regurgitation of stomach contents into the mouth, giving an acid taste, burning or an uncomfortable feeling in the chest, difficulty swallowing, mild abdominal pain

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