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How much acid is in my stomach ?
« on: 15/10/2007 10:13:52 »
Dearest Tummy Ticklers, Belly Bloaters, Stomach Supervisors,



I just quickly sketched this drawing of my tummy. Sorry that it's a bit haphazard but I'm also juggling twelve pineapples whilst unicycling across a tightrope with an elephant tap dancing on each shoulder !






I'm just curious as to how much acid is in the stomach during the digestive process ?...or is it a continuous flow ?....could it be a teaspoon....a dessert spoon ?...5ml ?..10ml ?


Thanks



 

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« Reply #1 on: 15/10/2007 21:46:11 »
Whatever it is, I suggest you don't use a metal spoon (tea or dessert) to measure it.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 15/10/2007 22:19:12 »
Whatever it is, I suggest you don't use a metal spoon (tea or dessert) to measure it.

Thanks George....

*puts spoon back in drawer...looks clean..no need to wash it....just like licking plates*

Wooden spoons then eh ?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 15/10/2007 22:39:57 »
Wood stomach acid really eat through stainless steel???
 

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« Reply #4 on: 15/10/2007 22:59:40 »
Thanks for posting this Neil! This has some what to do with my science fair
 

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« Reply #5 on: 15/10/2007 23:01:42 »
Cool what did you decide to do?
 

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« Reply #6 on: 16/10/2007 00:24:52 »
Are store brand antacids as good as the name brand antacids?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 16/10/2007 01:06:34 »
pretty much
 

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« Reply #8 on: 16/10/2007 16:43:40 »
Haha I know its just something I could think up at last minute that she would like
 

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« Reply #9 on: 16/10/2007 20:13:52 »
"Wood stomach acid really eat through stainless steel???"
Yes, and it's a potential problem when small children eat batteries. The contents are generally toxic and corrosive. If the steel survived the journey through the gut this wouldn't matter but they don't always do so.
I think the acid concentration in the stomach is typically about 0.01M or about 0.04%w/w
 

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« Reply #10 on: 17/10/2007 00:00:57 »
"Wood stomach acid really eat through stainless steel???"
Yes, and it's a potential problem when small children eat batteries. The contents are generally toxic and corrosive. If the steel survived the journey through the gut this wouldn't matter but they don't always do so.
I think the acid concentration in the stomach is typically about 0.01M or about 0.04%w/w

I always thought another risk of swallowing a battery was possible electrolysis of the acid (plus the potentially convulsive effect of the small electric current on the lining of the gut).
 

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