Chemistry In Everyday Life

  • Question

    Due to hectic and busy schedule,Mr.Singh started taking junk food in the lunch break and slowly became habitual of eating food irregularly to excel in his field. One day during the meeting he felt severe chest pain and fell down. Mr Khanna, a close friend of Mr. Singh took him to doctor immediately. The doctor diagnosed that Mr Singh was suffering from acidity and prescribed some medicines. Mr Khanna advised him to eat home made food and change his lifestyle by doing yoga,meditation and some physical exercise. Mr Singh followed his friend's advice and after few days he started feeling better.

    after reading the above passage, answer the following:

    i) what are the values (at least two) displayed by Mr Khanna?
    ii) What are antacid? Give one example
    iii) would it be advisable to take an antacid for a long period of time ? Give


    (i) Caring nature, supportive, aware
    (ii) Antacids are the medicines used to control acidity in stomach. Ex – mixture of aluminium and magnesium hydroxide / sodium hydrogen carbonate / Zantac / Ranitidine.

    (iii) No, Excessive antacid can make the stomach alkaline and trigger the production of more acid.

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