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Explain why:(b) Calamine solution is applied on the skin when an ant bites.

8. Explain why:

(b) Calamine solution is applied on the skin when an ant bites.

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The sting of an ant contains formic acid. Therefore,when an ant bites, it injects formic acid into our skin and due to which we feel a  burning sensation. As calamine solution contains zinc carbonate which is basic in nature.

Therefore, when we applied it on the skin it neutralize the effect of formic acid.

 

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