Alkalis and acids can be neutralised to great and varied effect. For example, it is neutralisation reactions that help us breathe underwater or cure indigestion.
- A neutral solution is pH 7
- Sodium bicarbonate is an alkali that can neutralise stomach acid
- In every neutralisation reaction an acid and base combine to form a salt and water
- Scuba divers use neutralisation reactions to allow them to stay underwater for longer
When an acid and a base combine together, an important chemical reaction can occur.
If the right amount of acid with the correct pH is mixed with the right amount of base, the acid and base react together, to produce a solution that is neutral.
Neutral = pH 7
An everyday example of ...
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