According to Chemical Dictionary, the chemical formula for Milk of Magnesia is Mg(OH)2. It is also referred to as magnesium hydroxide, magnesium hydrate or magnesia magma. More » Science Chemistry Acids & Bases

Milk of magnesia has a pH of 10.5, as noted by Also known by its scientific name magnesium hydroxide, milk of magnesia is an alkaline base used to treat occasional symptoms of constipation, upset stomach, hear... More » Science Chemistry Acids & Bases

Common household substances that are acidic include coffee, battery acid, vinegar and lemon juice, while common household substances that are basic include drain cleaner, bleach, soap, ammonia, milk of magnesia and bakin... More » Science Chemistry Acids & Bases
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The recommended dosage for Milk of Magnesia is 1 to 2 teaspoons orally for use as an antacid, or 1 to 2 tablespoons orally for relief of constipation. Milk of Magnesia is an over-the-counter medication for adults and chi... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Milk of Magnesia is effective as a laxative, according to WebMD. It is an osmotic-type laxative that is thought to work by drawing water into the intestines, thus softening stool and inducing a bowel movement. More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Hydrogen peroxide is slightly acidic pH of 6.2 and is, therefore, similar to milk or rain water. That is the pH of hydrogen peroxide at full concentration; all hydrogen peroxide solutions sold commercially are diluted an... More » Science Chemistry Acids & Bases