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One of the Following is a Medicine for Indigestion. this Is: (A) Sodium Hydroxide (B) Manganese Hydroxide (C) Magnesium Hydroxide (D) Potassium Hydroxide - Science

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ConceptConcept of Acids, Bases and Salts

Question

One of the following is a medicine for indigestion. This is:
(a) sodium hydroxide
(b) manganese hydroxide
(c) magnesium hydroxide
(d) potassium hydroxide

Solution

Magnesium hydroxide
Magnesium hydroxide, which is a base, acts as an antacid. It neutralises excess acid present in the stomach and cures indigestion. Hence, it is used as a medicine. 

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Solution One of the Following is a Medicine for Indigestion. this Is: (A) Sodium Hydroxide (B) Manganese Hydroxide (C) Magnesium Hydroxide (D) Potassium Hydroxide Concept: Concept of Acids, Bases and Salts.
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