# What happens when you mix an acid and a base together?

Mar 18, 2016

An acid base reaction occurs, with the formation of water, and a salt.

#### Explanation:

The classic reaction is that between hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide;

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

Can you give the products and word equations for the following acid base reactions:

HNO_3(aq) + NaOH(aq) rarr ???

HI(aq) + KOH(aq) rarr ???

H_2SO_4(aq) + 2NaOH(aq) rarr ???