How many grams of sodium hydroxide are needed to completely neutralize 25.0 grams of sulfuric acid?
A Neutralization reaction occurs when a strong acid reacts with a strong base to produce water and a salt (ionic compound).
In our case, sulfuric acid (strong acid) will react with sodium hydroxide (strong base) to form water and sodium sulfate:
We start with the units that we want to end up with and we set that equal to our given value, which will be multiplied by a conversion factor (the molar ratio from the balanced chemical equation). The
So, what we have is: