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NaOH (sodium hydroxide) and HCl (hydrochloric acid) Dissociation Reaction Equations and neutralisation.
| NaOH(aq) || ||< = > || || Na+(aq) || ||+ || ||OH-(aq) || |
|HCl(aq) || ||< = > || || H+(aq) || ||+ || ||Cl-(aq)|| |
An hydroxide ion (OH-) is basic or alkaline
An hydrogen ion (H+) is acidic.
An water molecule (H2O) is neutral
It can be seen from the above equations that it requires one molecule of NaOH (sodium hydroxide) to neutralize one molecule of HCl (hydrochloric acid).