Your friend had an upset stomach caused by indigestion. His mother explained to him
that indigestion is when the contents in the stomach are too acidic. She also told him to
drink soda to settle his stomach. The soda did not help. You tell him that you would not
have expected the soda to help with the indigestion based on what you know about
acids and bases.
Baking Soda
Explain why soda would not help settle your friend’s stomach. In your reponse, be sure
to include:
• a better alternative to drinking soda.
• how each substance above would react with the stomach acid.
• defining characteristics of acids and bases, besides how they react.
Be sure to consider the completeness of your response, supporting details, and accurate
use of terms.


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