|Class 10 Chemistry Acids Bases Salts||What happens to acid and base in water|
What happens to acid and base in water?
Acids in water solution dissociates H+ ions. Let us consider the reaction between water and hydrochloric acid (HCl). HCl in presence of water produces H+ ion. This ion cannot exist alone and hence combines with water molecules and forms H3O+. The reaction is as follows:
Base when dissolved in water produces OH- ion. Let us consider the reaction between water and sodium hydroxide NaOH. NaOH in presence of water produces OH- ion.
Therefore the neutralisation stands out as follows: