Question #95c5a

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Dec 22, 2016

#HCl + NaOH -> NaCl + H_"2"O#


Neutralisation is a chemical reaction where an acidic and a basic solution react, resulting in a "reset" of their pH - thus forming a salt, and water.

There are two types of acids and bases: strong and weak. A strong acid must react with a strong base in order to neutralise. Likewise a weak acid must react with a weak base.


#HCl + NaOH -> NaCl + H_"2"O#

Here, #HCl# is a strong acid and #NaOH# is a strong base.

Most acids are weak, while most bases are strong. I will not go in depth of each because it is irrelevant to neutralisation, but essentially, it is the same process.

Hope this helps :)