# Question #24fc2

Jan 18, 2018

#### Answer:

An acid and base always react to form a salt and water, and it is called neutralization.

#### Explanation:

The salt formed in this reaction is sodium chloride, $\text{NaCl}$. The equation for the reaction is:

$\text{NaOH"(aq) + "HCl"(aq) -> "NaCl"(aq) + "H"_2"O} \left(l\right)$

The numbers of $\text{Na}$, $\text{O}$, $\text{H}$, and $\text{Cl}$ atoms on the left and the right sides are as such equal.