Indigestion tablets

Essay by sweeteli April 2004

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Aim: Our main aim of this assignment is to find the composition of tablets and which neutralises the most Hydrochloric Acid.


In this experiment we are going to study the rate of reaction. We will try to find out how the speed at which an ordinary indigestion tablet will dissolve when it comes into contact with hydrochloric Acid, which is more commonly fund in the stomach. We already know that the formula for the reaction that takes place is

2HC + CaCo3 CaCl2 + Co2 + H20

I will predict several things will happen.

1. There will be a reaction between the acid and indigestion tablets causing carbon dioxide to be produced.

2. Each tablet will give off roughly the same amount of gas, whatever the temperature.

3. I will also predict that whichever tablet neutralises the most hydrochloric acid (HCl) is the best!

Indigestion is the presence of the acid in our stomach.

Indigestion is the feeling of discomfort or pain within the lower chest of abdomen(tummy) caused by a disease in the digestive tract, but for many people, it results from eating too much, eating quickly, eating high-fat foods, or eating during stressful situation.

Smoking or drinking too much alcohol and using medications that irritate the stomach.

Avoiding the foods and situations that seem to cause indigestion is some cases in the most successful way to treat it.

Excess stomach acid does not usually cause an appropriate treatment, although some people report that they do help.

Smokers can help relieve their indigestion by quitting smoking, or at least not smoking right before eating.

Exercising with a full stomach may cause indigestion, so scheduling exercise before a meal or at least an hour afterwards might help.

To treat indigestion caused by a functional problem in the digestive tract,