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Considering that calcium carbonate is insoluble in water, how can it be used as a dietary supplement?
The energy produced from cellular respiration allows it to dissolve better.
Stomach acid reacts with the calcium carbonate, leading to calcium ions in solution and the production of water and carbon dioxide.
The sodium-potassium pump absorbs the smaller calcium ions while ejecting the carbonate ions.
The grinding of the calcium carbonate in the mouth causes a larger surface area, leading to a higher reaction rate and increased solubility.