# Do common salt and sodium hydroxide chemically react together and if they react what do they form on reacting?

Mar 28, 2017

They don't react.

#### Explanation:

Usually what happens in a reaction with two compounds is double replacement (the partner switch), where the anions and cations switch.

for example:

$K B r + A g N {O}_{3} \implies K N {O}_{3} + A g B r$

common table salt is NaCl. So if NaCl and NaOH go through double replacement, the end result will be the same because they both have Na as a cation.