Title

The Comparison of Different Liquid Antacids on the Neutralization of Stomach Acid

Author(s)

London Patel

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Chemistry

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of this experiment was to determine which liquid antacid was the neutralizes stomach acid most efficiently with respect to pH. The liquid antacids used in this experiment include Gaviscon, Kaopectate, Mylanta, and Pepto- Bismol. The hypothesis for this experiment states that Gaviscon will be able to neutralize stomach acid most efficiently due to its higher amounts in aluminium hydroxide and magnesium carbonate. The procedure for this experiment included dissolving potassium chloride and table salt into hydrochloric acid to simulate the stomach acid. 10mL of liquid antacid was then inserted into the solutions and pH values were measured. In conclusion, the hypothesis for this experiment was supported, with Gaviscon neutralizing liquid antacids most efficiently, and Kaopectate least effectively.

Location

Furman Hall 108

Start Date

3-28-2020 9:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 28th, 9:15 AM

The Comparison of Different Liquid Antacids on the Neutralization of Stomach Acid

Furman Hall 108

The purpose of this experiment was to determine which liquid antacid was the neutralizes stomach acid most efficiently with respect to pH. The liquid antacids used in this experiment include Gaviscon, Kaopectate, Mylanta, and Pepto- Bismol. The hypothesis for this experiment states that Gaviscon will be able to neutralize stomach acid most efficiently due to its higher amounts in aluminium hydroxide and magnesium carbonate. The procedure for this experiment included dissolving potassium chloride and table salt into hydrochloric acid to simulate the stomach acid. 10mL of liquid antacid was then inserted into the solutions and pH values were measured. In conclusion, the hypothesis for this experiment was supported, with Gaviscon neutralizing liquid antacids most efficiently, and Kaopectate least effectively.