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Adam C.

asked • 08/21/19

The pH in our stomach while digestion is 1.8, so when when we drink water why nothing happens as acid reacts violently with water

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Robert H.

Also, the acidity in the stomach works 2 fold. First, it denatures proteins to allow the proteases to do their job, cleaving the proteins into their smaller functional units. Also, it's part of the innate immune system. Most bacteria and viruses can't live/remain functional at a pH of 1.


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