Explain the role of Hcl in digestion. 

Asked by pdcavita | 2nd Dec, 2017, 09:59: AM

Expert Answer:

Hydrochloric acid gets mixed with food and kills the bacteria present in food. It also destroys the structure of proteins so that the enzymes can digest them easily. Hydrochloric acid also creates acidic conditions necessary for the action of the enzyme pepsin. It activates pepsin to act on proteins.

Answered by Sivanand Patnaik | 2nd Dec, 2017, 11:46: AM