How Do You Write A Equation For Sodium Hydroxide Plus Sulfuric Acid To Form Sodium Sulfate Plus Water?


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An acid reacts with base to form salt and water. This process is called neutralization because acid and base neutralize each other. The given reaction is also an example of neutralization because in this reaction an acid that is sulfuric acid and a base that is sodium hydroxide are involved. Sodium hydroxide and sulfuric acid react to yield sodium sulfate and water.

NaOH ------> Na+1 + OH-1

H2SO4 ------> 2H+1 + SO4-2

The balanced equation for the reaction is;

2NaOH + H2SO4 ------> Na2SO4 + 2H2O

Two molecules of sodium hydroxide react with one molecule of sulfuric acid to form one molecule of sodium sulfate and two water molecules.

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