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What happens when a solution of nitric acid is added to a solution of potassium hydroxide?


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February 14, 2011 9:57PM

Whenever an acid reacts with an alkali, a salt and water are formed.This is a neutralization reaction

i.e. acid + alkali --> salt +water

In this case, nitric acid + potassium hydroxide --> potassium nitrate + water

HNO3(aq) + KOH(aq) --> KNO3(aq) + H2O(l)

Hence, a solution of potassium nitrate is formed.