What is a Neutralization Reaction?
A neutralization reaction can be defined as a chemical reaction in which an acid and base quantitatively react together to form salt and water as products.
Energy is released during a neutralization reaction.
Neutralization Reaction Equation
acid + base(alkali) → salt + water
Neutralization Reaction Examples
- Formation of Sodium Chloride (Common Salt):
HCl + NaOH → NaCl + H2O
- Titration methods using phenolphthalein.
Application of Neutralization Reaction
- This method is used in wastewater treatment in order to reduce the damage created by the effluents.
- Neutralization is used in the manufacturing of antacid tablets.
- The neutralization reaction is used to control the pH of the soil.