# How do acid and bases react?

Mar 22, 2016

neutralisation

#### Explanation:

When an acid and a base are placed together, they react to neutralize the acid and base properties, producing a salt (neutralisation). The H(+) in the acid combines with the OH(-) in the base to form water (colourless). The compound formed by the cation of the base and the anion of the acid is called a salt.

Example

HCl + NaOH → NaCl + H_2 O

Hydrochloric acid + Sodium hydroxide → Sodium chloride + water

Sodium chloride is salt.

General formula

acid+alkali→salt+water