# What is the reaction represented by in the diagram below?

Mar 19, 2018

Isn't that a neutralization reaction?

#### Explanation:

Well, a neutralization reaction is written in the word form as follows:

$\text{acid + base" \ -> \ "salt + water}$

So here, the acid would be piece $\text{A}$, the base would be piece $\text{B}$, the salt will be piece $\text{C}$, and the water is ${H}_{2} O$, which is its chemical formula.

An example of a common acid-base reaction in the lab is:

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

This is when hydrochloric acid $\left(H C l\right)$ (the acid), reacts with sodium hydroxide $\left(N a O H\right)$ (the base), to form a salt, sodium chloride $\left(N a C l\right)$, and water, which is $\left({H}_{2} O\right)$.