It is possible to predict the products of acid-base neutralization reactions in the same way that you were able to predict the products of double-displacement precipitation reactions. Let's use the neutralization of stomach acid (HCl) by milk of magnesia (Mg(OH)2) as an example.
Practice (Ex. 15)
Now try your hand at this by completing and balancing equations for these reactions (which are also shown in exercise 15 in your workbook). Check your answers below, then continue.
Answers (Ex. 15)
Here are the answers (to exercise 15). If you have trouble with any of these you should stop now and get help from your instructor.
E-mail instructor: Eden Francis
Clackamas Community College