Which substances are always produced in an acid-base neutralization reaction?
A. a gas
C. an acid
D. a salt
E. a base
Acids are substances that ionize to form free H + ions in solution whereas bases are substances that combine with H+ ions. Strong acids and strong bases completely ionize but weak acid and weak bases only partially ionize. A salt is a term for an ionic compound such as NaCl or MgBr2. When an acid and a base are mixed together, a neutralization reaction occurs. The products of an acid-base reaction do not have the chemical characteristics of either the acid or the base that originally reacted.
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