Question #6181b

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Apr 14, 2016

Answer:

The #HCl# dissociates in water to #H^+# and #Cl^-# because the attractive interactions between these ions and surrounding water molecules are stronger than between #HCl# and water.

Explanation:

Gastric juice consists of hydrochloric acid (#HCl#), potassium chloride (#KCl#) and sodium chloride (#NaCl#) as well as digestive enzymes produced by cells in the lining of the stomach.