NEET Chemistry Chemistry in Everyday Life Questions Solved


What are the following substances ? Give one example of each type.              (3 marks)

(i) Antacid                (ii) Non-ionic detergents                        (iii) Antiseptics

 (i) Antacid :Those substances which neutralize the excess acid and raise the pH to an appropriate

     level in stomach are called antacids.

     Example : Sodium bicarbonate, Mg(OH)2


(ii) Non-ionic detergents : These are esters of high molecular mass alcohols obtained by reaction

     between polyethylene glycol and steric acid.

     Example :



(iii) Antiseptics : These are chemical substances which prevent the growth of micro-organisms

      and may even kill them and safe to be applied on living tissues.

      Example : Furacin, soframycin etc.

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