Q. 52 A4.2( 23 Votes )

What is the role of hydrochloric acid in our stomach?

Answer :

Hydrochloric acid makes acidic medium inside the stomach which is necessary for pepsin enzymes to work. In acidic medium, pepsin breaks down proteins into peptones.

Another function of hydrochloric acid is to kill germs that entered the stomach along with food.


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