What is the Role of the Acid in Our Stomach? - Science

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What is the role of the acid in our stomach?

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Following are the roles of acid in our stomach:→ The hydrochloric acid present in our stomach dissolves bits of food and creates an acidic medium. In this acidic medium, enzyme pepsinogen is converted to pepsin, which is a protein-digesting enzyme.
→ It also kills many bacteria and other microorganisms that enter alongwith the food.

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Chapter 6: Life Processes - Intext Questions [Page 101]

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