# What are the products of Sodium hydroxide + hydrochloric acid?

Mar 13, 2017

$\text{Salt and water...........}$

#### Explanation:

The balanced chemical equation is given by:

$N a O H \left(a q\right) + H C l \left(a q\right) \rightarrow N a C l \left(a q\right) + {H}_{2} O \left(l\right)$

Because the sodium ions and the chloride ions are along for the ride, and remain in solution as aquated ions, ${\left[N a {\left(O {H}_{2}\right)}_{6}\right]}^{+}$, etc., we could write the net ionic equation, which illustrates bond formation:

${H}^{+} + H {O}^{-} \rightarrow {H}_{2} O \left(l\right)$

ELSE

${H}_{3} {O}^{+} + H {O}^{-} \rightarrow 2 {H}_{2} O \left(l\right)$

Both these equations are equivalent.