What is the name of the salt product formed from a neutralization reaction between butanoic acid and sodium hydroxide?
the net ionic equation for neutralisation is
this is because the hydrogen ion dissociates from the acid, and the hydroxide ion dissociates from the metal hydroxide.
the neutralisation reaction forms a metal salt and water.
the acid is
the metal hydroxide is
the symbol for the metal salt is given by adding the symbol for the ionised metal to the symbol for the ionised acid.
hence, the symbol is
its IUPAC name is sodium butanoate.