Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 14 - Acids and Bases - Exercises - Questions - Page 520: 11


A reaction of an acid with a base is called acid-base neutralization reaction.

Work Step by Step

When an acid reacts with a base, it results in the formation of salt and water. Since the acid and base gets neutralized in the process, this reaction is called an acid-base neutralization reaction. Example- When Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) reacts with Sodium hydroxide (NaOH), it results in the formation of Sodium chloride (NaCl, which is a salt) and Water ($H_{2}O$). The reaction could be stated as, $HCl (acid) +NaOH(base)=NaCl(salt)+H_{2}O(water)$
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