The salt sodium sulfate, #Na_2SO_4# can be formed by a reaction between which two compounds?

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Feb 13, 2016

Answer:

#"Sulfuric acid + sodium hydroxide"# #rarr# #"sodium sulfate + water"#

Explanation:

#H_2SO_4(aq) + 2NaOH(aq) rarr 2H_2O(l)+Na_2SO_4(aq)#

Because sulfuric acid is diprotic, it takes TWO equiv of sodium hydroxide for neutralization.

I could do the above reaction stepwise if I started with sodium bisulfate and added 1 equiv sodium hydroxide:

#NaHSO_4(aq) + NaOH(aq) rarr H_2O(l)+Na_2SO_4(aq)#

Is is clear what I am doing here?