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Acids and Bases

If your stomach contained 1 liter of dilute hydrochloric acid powder would you need to neutralize it?

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Wiki User
05/30/2009

That depends on how dilute the hydrochloric acid is. Your stomach naturally produces hydrochloric acid as part of the natural human digestive process. If you just drank a liter of water and had little in your stomach to begin with, your stomach would then contain a dilute solution of hydrochloric acid.