Lakhmir Singh Solutions Class 10 Chemistry Solutions for Exercise in Chapter 2 - Chapter 2 Acids, Bases and Salts

Question 125 Exercise

A first-aid manual suggests that vinegar should be used to treat wasp stings and baking soda for bee stings.

What does this information tell you about the chemical nature of:

(a) Wasp stings ?

(b) Bee stings?


(a)Wasp sting is basic. It injects alkaline liquid into the skin of the person and causes pain and itching sensation. By rubbing vinegar the person will get rid of pain and itching.

(b) Bee sting is acidic. It injects acidic liquid into the skin of a person and severe pain and irritation persist. Baking soda is a base used to treat the bee sting which neutralizes the acid.

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