Problem: Antacids are often used to relieve pain and promote healing in the treatment of mild ulcers. Write balanced net ionic equations for the reactions between the HCl(aq) in the stomach and each of the following substances used in various antacids.Mg(OH)2(s)

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Let’s first write the ions that would be present in the solution, HCl(aq) (acid) and Mg(OH)2(s) (base) will undergo neutralization reaction:

HCl(aq) → strong acid, will break up into its ions:

HCl(aq) → H+(aq) + Cl-(aq)

Mg(OH)2(s) → Mg2+(aq) + OH-(aq) (sparingly soluble in water but can react with HCl(aq))

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Antacids are often used to relieve pain and promote healing in the treatment of mild ulcers. Write balanced net ionic equations for the reactions between the HCl(aq) in the stomach and each of the following substances used in various antacids.

Mg(OH)2(s)

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