Practice!

Sample Problem

What are the products of the following neutralization reaction?

KOH (aq) + HBr (aq) → ?

KHBrOH (aq)

KBr (aq)

H2O (aq)

H+ (aq)

OH- (aq)

Solution

Neutralization is a double replacement reaction in which a salt and water is formed. It’s known as neutralization because the properties of acids and bases are neutralized as the H+ from acids and OH- from bases form water.