# Question #6181b

Apr 14, 2016

The $H C l$ dissociates in water to ${H}^{+}$ and $C {l}^{-}$ because the attractive interactions between these ions and surrounding water molecules are stronger than between $H C l$ and water.

#### Explanation:

Gastric juice consists of hydrochloric acid ($H C l$), potassium chloride ($K C l$) and sodium chloride ($N a C l$) as well as digestive enzymes produced by cells in the lining of the stomach.