How can you identify neutralization reactions?
A neutralization is a double displacement reaction in which one of the products is water.
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A double displacement reaction has the form
AB+ CD → AD + CB
In a neutralization reaction, there will be an "H" in one reactant and an "OH" in the other reactant. One of the products will water, H-OH (H₂O).
Thus, the neutralization reaction
HCl + NaOH → HOH + NaCl
has the form
"H"B + C"OH" → HOH + CB
and is a double displacement reaction.