1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 18, 2015 8:00 AM by Wayne Cook

    Acid or Alkali? Is this a valid reaction in a biological system?

      Is this a valid reaction in a biological system that can make the claim for making the blood more alkali ?

       

      H2O + NaCl + CO2 --> HCl + NaHCO3-

       

      It would seem to me that both acid (HCl) and alkali  (HCO3-) are produced so the end product would be neutral. Your thoughts?