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What is formed when sodium hydroxide is neutralized by hydrochloric acid?


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2009-05-07 21:11:27
2009-05-07 21:11:27

A base and an acid always produces a salt and water The balanced reaction is: NaOH + HCl --> NaCl + H2O sodium hydroxide + Hydrochloric acid --> Sodium Chloride + water

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Acids are neutralized by bases. You could neutralize hydrochloric acid with sodium hydroxide, for example.

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No, a sodium hydroxide solution results. Sodium chloride would be the produce of sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid.


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