How would you define neutralization and give one example of a neutralization reaction?

Dec 2, 2016

Neutralization is the chemical reaction where an acid and base react to form water and a salt.

E.g. $H C l \left(a q\right) + N a O H \left(a q\right) \to N a C l \left(s\right) + {H}_{\text{2}} O \left(l\right)$

Explanation:

Neutralization is the chemical reaction where an acid and base react to form water and a salt. This results in a reset in the pH.

Only strong acids and strong bases react together to neutralize, likewise weak acids and weak bases.

Neutralization is also a double displacement reaction - $A B + C D \to C B + A D$

E.g. A strong reaction - $H C l \left(a q\right) + N a O H \left(a q\right) \to N a C l \left(s\right) + {H}_{\text{2}} O \left(l\right)$

E.g. A weak reaction - ${H}_{\text{2"O (aq) + NH_"3" (aq) -> H_"3"O (aq) + NH_"4}} \left(s\right)$

States may not be right

Hope this helps :)