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ANSWER THE FOLLOWIMG QUESTIONS:What are organic acids? Which acid is produced in our stomach?How are mineral acids different from organic acids?How does the soil become too acidic in nature?Why an antacid tablet is taken when you suffer from acidity?​

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1) An organic acid is an organic compound with acidic properties. The most common organic acids are the carboxylic acids, whose acidity is associated with their carboxyl group –COOH. ... In biological systems, organic compounds containing these groups are generally referred to as organic acids.

Lower classifications: Carboxylic acid

Higher classifications: Organic compound

2 ) hydrochloric acid

Gastric juice is made up of digestive enzymes, hydrochloric acid and other substances that are important for absorbing nutrients – about 3 to 4 liters of gastric juice are produced per day. The hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice breaks down the food and the digestive enzymes split up the proteins.

3) The key difference between mineral acids and organic acids is that the mineral acids do not essentially contain carbon and hydrogen whereas organic acids essentially contain carbon and hydrogen atoms. ... Hence, they are organic compounds having acidic properties

4) Soils tend to become acidic as a result of: (1) rainwater leaching away basic ions (calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium); (2) carbon dioxide from decomposing organic matter and root respiration dissolving in soil water to form a weak organic acid; (3) formation of strong organic and inorganic acids, such as nitric

5) Acidity is caused due to the excess production of acids in the stomach. An antacid tablet contains bases, such as milk of magnesia(magnesium hydroxide, gelusil,etc. These bases react with excess of acids and neutralize the effect of excessive acid and brings relief.

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