Q. 64.6( 17 Votes )

Write the role of HCl present in the stomach.

Answer :

HCl present in the stomach has multiple uses, and they are listed below.


● It provides an acidic medium for the enzymes present in the stomach to function properly. These enzymes are activated by the secretion of HCl.


● HCl in stomach is highly acidic (pH – 1 to 2) and helps in killing bacteria and other harmful microorganisms.


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