Chapter 2: Acids, Bases and Salts

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Acids,Bases, and Salts

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What is a neutralisation reaction? Give two examples.

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Neutralisation reaction: The reaction in which the acid reacts with a base to form salt and water is called a neutralisation reaction

Example 1: When hydrochloric acid reacts with sodium hydroxide, sodium chloride will form along with water.

HCl (aq) + NaOH (aq) → NaCl (s) + H­2O (l)

 

Example 2: When acetic acid reacts with sodium hydroxide, sodium acetate will form along with water.

CH3COOH (aq) + NaOH (aq) → CH3COONa (s) + H­2O (l)


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