. Calamine solution is applied on the skin when an ant bites. Explain why

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Ans: The sting of an ant contains formic acid. When an ant bites, it injects the formic acid into the skin which causes the burning sensation. The effect of acid can be neutralized by applying a base to it. Thus, by applying calamine solution which contain a base called zinc carbonate will neutralize the formic acid and relives us from the pain.


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