# How do you do acid base reactions?

Jul 8, 2017

All you are doing is performing the $\text{neutralization reaction...}$

#### Explanation:

All you are doing is performing the $\text{neutralization reaction...:}$

$\text{Acid + base "rarr" salt and water}$

For example.........

$H C l \left(a q\right) + N a O H \left(a q\right) \rightarrow {\underbrace{N a C l \left(a q\right)}}_{\text{the salt}} + {H}_{2} O \left(l\right)$

And typically, the concentration and the volume of one of your starting materials will be precisely known. And thus you know the stoichiometric equivalence of the reaction. The endpoint of the reaction is signalled by an added $\text{indicator}$.