What is produced when an acid and an alkali react?

1 Answer
Aug 15, 2016

Answer:

#"Acid + base "rarr" salt + water"#

Explanation:

The best way to remember this is to go back to the classic reaction, which is probably the first acid/base reaction to which we are ever exposed:

#HCl(aq) + NaOH(aq) rarr NaCl(aq) + H_2O(l)#

Given 3 acids, #HI#, #HNO_3#, and #H_2SO_4#, can you repeat this rigmarole for 3 bases, #NaOH#, #KOH#, and #Ca(OH)_2#?