Class 10 Chemistry Acids Bases Salts Reaction of acids and bases

Reaction of acids and bases

Acids and bases react with each other to nullify the effect of each other. Let us consider a simple reaction. Take a sample of NaOH which is a base and add drops of dilute HCl.

The reaction will be as follows:

The reaction between an acid and a base to give a salt and water is known as a neutralisation reaction. Therefore while suffering from acidity it is prescribed to take antacid which are bitter in taste i.e. they are base. And on entering the body they neutralise the acid and convert into salt and water.

 

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