# How can a very strong acid be neutralized?

##### 1 Answer
Feb 13, 2017

The easiest way is to combine the strong acid with a strong base.

#### Explanation:

A strong acid undergoes almost complete ionization. This produces ${H}^{+}$ or ${H}_{3} {O}^{+}$ The hydrodium ion can be neutralized by a Hydroxide ion. $O {H}^{-}$ A strong base also undergoes almost complete ionization. This produces a Hydroxide ion

${H}^{+} C {l}^{-} + N {a}^{+} O {H}^{-} = N {a}^{+} C {l}^{-} + {H}_{2} O$

The strong acid combines with a strong base to produce a neutral salt and water