Why grinding an antacid tablet increases the rate of dissolving in water?
This is because the surface area of the tablet is increased.
Though antacid R) is not a pure, chemically defined compound, the answer is most expectedly: "Physical only". R) "An antacid medical tablet may contain any substance, generally a base or basic salt, which neutralizes stomach acidity" It wouldn't be nice, would it, for the stomach if a chemical reaction took place when taking the tablet with water.
In your stomach there is gastric acid. Sometimes your stomach produces too much of this acid and causes pains. This is called indigestion. You can stop indigestion by taking an antacid tablet. An antacid tablet is a tablet containing alkali. Most antacid tablets are weak based and have enough alkali in them to cancel out MOST of the acid. It doses this by reacting with the acid and producing salt and water. This is it…