Neutralisation reaction is a chemical change. Justify this statement with the help of an example.

A neutralization reaction is one where an acid and a base react to form water and salt.

It involves the combination of H+ ions and OH- ions to generate water. 

When a solution is neutralized, it means that salts are formed from equal weights of acid and base.The pH of any neutralized solution depends on the acid strength of the reactants

Acid + Base --> Salt + Water

Therefore salt is a combination of a metal ion and a non-metal ion 

Example- HCl + NaOH --> H2O + NaCl

(Acid) + (Base) (H+OH-) + (Sodium Chloride or Salt)

Since, this reaction is Irreversible and Permanent, as a new product is formed at the end of the reaction, it is a Chemical change.

[Extra information: The above reaction is also known as a double displacement reaction. A double displacement reaction is one in which there is an exchange of ions between the reactants.]


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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