While playing in a park, a child was stung by a wasp. Some elders suggested applying paste of baking soda and others lemon juice as remedy. Which remedy do you think is appropriate and why?

AcademicChemistryNCERTClass 7

Wasp stings by injecting a liquid in the skin which is acidic in nature.

Hence, in order to neutralize the acid, a base like baking soda should be applied.

Updated on 10-Oct-2022 13:21:28