Which Chemical is Injected into the Skin of a Person During the Nettle Leaf Hair Sting? How Can the Effect of These Stings Be Neutralised? - Science

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Which chemical is injected into the skin of a person during the nettle leaf hair sting?
How can the effect of these stings be neutralised?

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Solution

 Methanoic acid is injected into the skin during a nettle-leaf-hair sting

 a nettle-leaf-hair sting are acidic, as methanoic acid is injected into the body, which causes severe pain and an itching sensation. Applying a baking soda solution (a base) on the skin soothes the pain by neutralising the acid. Thus, the effect of these stings is neutralised.

Concept: Acids
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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 2 Acids, Bases and Salts
Q 21.2 | Page 79
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