Neutralization reaction is the reaction in which an acid reacts with the base to form salt and water after losing all the properties of both acid and base. They are always exothermic in nature as they produce the same amount of heat during the reaction.
HX (Acid) + BOH (Base) → BX (Salt) + H2O (Water)
In this reaction, H+ ion of the acid combines with the OH- ion of the base to give water.
NaOH + HNO3 → NaNo3 + H2O
Ca(OH)2 + 2HCl → CaCl2 + 2H2O
Application of Neutralization Reaction
The reaction in which an acid reacts with base, in which the properties of both of them are destroyed or neutralized to form salt and water is known as neutralization reaction.
Following are some major applications of neutralization reaction: