Question #c7473

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Jun 26, 2017


The products are #"NaCl"# and #"H"_2"O"#.


This reaction is one of the most common neutralization reactions, in which an acid and a base combine to form a salt and water.

The "salt" is the ionic compound formed from the cation of the base and the anion of the acid, which will be #"NaCl"#. The reaction is

#color(blue)("H")color(red)("Cl")(aq) + color(red)("Na")color(blue)("OH") (aq) rarr color(red)("NaCl") (aq) + color(blue)("H"_2"O") (l)#

In summary, for a neutralization reaction, the acid (specifically a Brønsted-Lowry acid) and the base (a Brønsted-Lowry base) combine to form a salt and water.