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Is a Bee sting acidic or alkali?

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Sharthak

Bee stings are acidic. So if you get stung you need to put bicarbonate of soda on a bee sting.

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Bee stings are acidic. Wasp stings are alkaline. Sometimes exam questions have asked what could be used to neutralise either. So Bicarbonate of soda on a bee sting and vinegar on a wasp sting. Hope that helps!

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acidic, pH of 4.5-5.5

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acidic due to the presence of formic acid

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Acidic with a pH around 5.0

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Bee sting is acidic. It pH is between 5.0 to 5.5

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A bee sting is typically acidic in nature. However, it's not as acidic as we think. Bee venom has a pH of 4.5-5.5 (7 is neutral), which makes it slightly acidic.

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A Bee sting is acidic

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bees stings are acidic and wasp stings are alkali

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A bee sting is acidic

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Bee stings are acidic, because of this they need to be neutralised by adding something that is alkaline to them (e.g. Bicarbonate of soda).

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Nishka Kapoor

Yes, a bee sting is acidic. It contains formic acid, which is responsible for the pain and irritation

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A bee sting is acidic, it contains formic acid (methanoic acid), as part of its complex chemical composition.


So you would want to use something alkali to neutralise it.

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Mona Akbar

Bee sting is acidic

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