# Question #2bc06

Apr 24, 2015

They form water and a salt through a reaction called "Neutralization Reaction".

The classical good old example to this is the reaction of Hydrochloric Acid ($H C l$) and Sodium Hydroxide ($N a O H$).

$H C l$ $+$ $N a O H$

Will break up into

${H}^{+}$ $C {l}^{-}$ $+$ $N {a}^{+}$ $O {H}^{-}$

And reacting them together will result in this attraction

${H}^{+}$ $O {H}^{-}$ $+$ $N {a}^{+}$ $C {l}^{-}$

Which will bind together and form this

${H}_{2} O$ $+$ $N a C l$

So basically the reaction will be like this:

$H C l$ $+$ $N a O H$ $\to$ ${H}_{2} O$ $+$ $N a C l$

However, this is true for strong acids and strong bases reacting together. For other cases involving weak acids or bases reactions, check the links below.