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03-07-2021 Science

Q. What is gastric acid present in the stomach composed of?

A. Hydrochloric acid
B. Sulphuric acid
C. Nitric acid
D. Lactic acid

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Commented on 2021-07-03 13:57:42 (IST)
Answer - A. Hydrochloric acid

Explanation - Gastric juice is a variable mixture of water, hydrochloric acid, electrolytes (sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphate, sulfate, and bicarbonate), and organic substances (mucus, pepsins, and protein). This juice is highly acidic because of its hydrochloric acid content, and it is rich in enzymes.