How would you write a balanced chemical equation for the neutralization of sulfuric acid with potassium hydroxide? What is the name and chemical formula of the salt formed in this reaction?

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Balanced chemical equation: #2KOH + H_2SO_4 = K_2SO_4 + 2H_2O#
The salt formed: potassium sulphate: #K_2SO_4#


This is because potassium has a valency of just 1+ and, since sulphate ions have a valency of 2-, two potassium ions are required per sulphate ion in order for neutralisation to occur.