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PostSubject: Neutralization (chemistry)   Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:29 pm

In chemistry, neutralization, or neutralisation (see spelling differences) is a chemical reaction in which an acid and a base react to form a salt. Water is frequently, but not necessarily, produced as well. Neutralizations with Arrhenius acids and bases always produce water:
YOH + HX → XY + H2O
Y and X represent a monovalent cation and anion respectively. XY would be the salt produced. An example reaction of this form is the reaction between sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid, where sodium is Y and chlorine is X:

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