Antacid tablets dissolve through ionic dissociation in polar solvents such as water and stomach acid. The resulting alkaline ions react with stomach acid, neutralizing it. More »

Sodium chloride, a common salt, dissolves in water due to the attraction between the negative part of the water (oxygen) and the positive part of the salt (sodium). Similarly, there is also an attraction between the posi... More »

A rocket made of paper, a film canister, water and an antacid tablet is an easy at-home project and also safe enough for kids. Eye protection is recommended for this experiment. More » Science Chemistry

Recrystallization purifies chemical compounds in solvents. It works best when there is only a small quantity of impurities in the compound. More »

Polar solvents include oxygen and hydrogen, but there are many others. When polar solvents have a relative static permittivity higher than 15, they can then be divided into aprotic and protic polar solvents. More » Science Chemistry Chem Lab

According to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, the best antacid for reducing stomach acid is calcium carbonate, which is the primary ingredient in brands such as Tums and Titralac. O... More »

Sodium bicarbonate, the active ingredient in baking soda, works as a temporary antacid to reduce stomach acid and reduce heartburn, upset stomach and indigestion, according to WebMD. With a doctor’s prescription, patient... More »