A neutralization reaction is when an acid and base react to form salt and water.
Here are a few examples, I like to use HOH for water because it helps to illustrate that these reactions are double replacement.
HCl + NaOH -> NaCl + HOH
A neutralization reaction is very much like a double replacement reaction, however, in a neutralization reaction the reactants are always an acid and a base and the products are always a salt and water.
The basic reaction for a double replacement react takes the following format:
we will look at an example as Sulfuric Acid and Potassium Hydroxide neutralize each other in the following reaction:
In a neutralization reaction between an acid and a base the typical outcome is a salt formed by the positive ion from the base and the negative ion from the acid. In this case the positive potassium ion (
The positive hydrogen (
I hope this was helpful.