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May 5, 2017

Through the use of a base equal in strength.


Acids are substances that are high in pH. Anywhere from 0-7 is considered acidic.

In order to neutralize an acid, a base is required. However, a certain procedure is necessary.

Depending on the strength of the acid, a base of equal strength is required.

For example, to neutralize a weak acid, you need a weak base. If you would use a strong base, then the solution would become basic, rather than neutral. Same goes for strong acids - need a strong base.

This also applies if you want to neutralize a base, use an acid of equal strength.

Hope this helps :)