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  1. #1 chemist's solution to a hangover (excuse the pun!) 
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    quick search on google brought this up:

    'Is alcohol considered an acid or a base?
    Alcohols have a slight tendency to lose the proton on the alcohol group, however less so than water, and so they do not significantly change the pH when added to water. They can however be deprotonated by a very strong base.'

    So is this a good way to help cure a hangover if I were to drink a strong base? (obviously a safe one!)

    If it made my digestive system feel better that would be enough!


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    What causes a hangover? Withdrawal and dehydration and lack of glucose supply and the toxins being cleared from the system. Will a strong base assist with any of those?


    http://cocktails.about.com/od/health...ovr_101a_2.htm


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    I think it's the Aldehyde, from the oxidation of alcohol that causes a hangover. To get rid of vertigo, have a "hair of the dog" the next day. This will dilute the blood in the ear, maintaining your balance mechanism. 8)
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