How do Tums make us feel better? (And why do they make us burp?)

Tums, alka seltzer, and other antacids: they're simple, they've been around for a long time, but they're a tried and true method for helping our stomachs. But how do they work? What's the chemistry behind these unsung heroes?

#114

Tums, alka seltzer, and other antacids: they're simple, they've been around for a long time, but they're a tried and true method for helping our stomachs. But how do they work? What's the chemistry behind these unsung heroes?

Like the show? Buy us a coffee to help keep our show going AND free.

How to start a podcast. <- Check this out if you've got a podcast idea you want to make happen!

References from this episode
  1. Chemistry Julia Burdge 
  2. Biochemistry 4th edition by Garret & Grisham
  3. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bring-science-home-carbonation-time/
  4. http://websites.umich.edu/~chemstu/content_weeks/F_06_Week10/p848.pdf
  5. https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/outreach/celebrating-chemistry-editions/2021-ncw/fizz-race.html
  6. https://youtu.be/7VJ4cRWCpDw?t=1s






Find us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @ChemForYourLife.
Email us at chemforyourlife@gmail.com
And check out our chill, simple little website at https://chemforyourlife.transistor.fm/
And seriously, we love using Transistor. Check it out to be sure your podcast makes a bang.

★ Support this podcast ★

© For Your Life 2021, All rights reserved.