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ConceptConcept of Acids, Bases and Salts

Question

What is produced if an acid is added to a base?

Solution

When an acid is added to a base, the acid nullifies the effect of the base, and conversely, the effect of an acid is nullified by a base to give a salt and water. Such a type of reaction between an acid and a base to give a salt and water is known as a neutralisation reaction.
The reaction can be represented as follows.
Acid + Base → Salt + Water
 For example, when sodium hydroxide is treated with hydrochloric acid, the reaction can be written as follows.
 NaOH(aq) + HCl(aq) →  NaCl(aq) +  H2O(l)        

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