Explain why sodium chloride formed in the reaction between hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide, is shown as NaCl (aq) in the balanced equation for the reaction.

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Posted Wed 12th September, 2012 @ 20:57 by Emily

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The reaction between an acid and an alkali is a neutralisation reaction: Acid + Alkali -> Salt + Water.

In this case sodium chloride is the salt.

In a neutralaisation reaction the Hydrogen ions from the acid and the Hydroxide ions from the alkali react to form water. The sodium ions and the chloride ions react to form the salt.

Hope this helps. :)

Answered Fri 14th September, 2012 @ 19:38 by Clementine
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Thank you :) This really helped :)

Answered Tue 18th September, 2012 @ 20:09 by Emily