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What happens when we mix acids and bases?

The acid and the base react together to neutralise each other and form salt and water .

What does this mean?
  • When added in suitable amounts acids and bases cancel each other’s effects .
  • The solution we get is neither acidic nor basic .
  • The reaction between an acid and a base is known as Neutralisation reaction .
  • Heat is also a result of the neutralisation reaction.

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