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History, Reactions, Uses Of Neutralization

In chemistry, the process in which an acid and a basereact with each other to form a salt and water is known as neutralization. Just as a neutral color contains no vivid colors and a neutral person has no strong opinions, a neutralization reaction between an acidic and a basic (alkaline) solution lessens the acidic and basic properties of both solutions. Taking an antacid to settle a sour stomach, putting agricultural limestone on a garden or lawn, and mixing baking soda with vinegar are everyday examples of neutralization reactions.

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