# Is the reaction between natrium hydroxide and and hydrogen chloride a redox process?

##### 1 Answer
Jan 30, 2017

$\text{ABSOLUTELY NOT}$

#### Explanation:

This is an acid base reaction with no formal electron transfer, and NO change in the oxidation states of the reactants or product:

$\stackrel{+ I}{N a} \stackrel{- I I}{O} \stackrel{+ I}{H} + \stackrel{+ I}{H} \stackrel{- I}{C} l \rightarrow \stackrel{+ I}{N a} \stackrel{- I}{C l} + {\stackrel{+ I}{H}}_{2} \stackrel{- I I}{O}$

The oxidation numbers have been depicted. No change in elemental oxidation state is observed; therefore no formal electron transfer; therefore, this is $\text{NOT A REDOX PROCESS.........}$