How is a neutralization reaction different from a single-displacement reaction?
A neutralization is not like a single replacement reaction. It is a double replacement reaction.
An acid and base neutralization involves an aqueous acid solution and an aqueous base solution combining in a double replacement reaction to form a salt and water.
Nitric acid plus calcium hydroxide yield calcium nitrate and water
The positive ion
Since both partners in the reactants are changing to new partners in the products this is a double replacement reaction.
Always in a neutralization reaction the products are two neutral substance salt and water.
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