what is role of HCL in stomach?

Asked by nandini19 | 18th May, 2016, 07:51: PM

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 | 19th May, 2016, 07:35: AM