Seng asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 5 months ago

product of naoh + h2o?

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  • david
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    NaOH --> Na+(aq) + OH-(aq)

    the sodium hydroxide just dissolves and ionizes ... water is not really a reactant

  • 5 months ago

    Sodium hydroxide ....

    Sodium hydroxide, NaOH, is a strong base, and so dissolves in water to give hydrated sodium ions and hydroxide ions, neither of which react with water to make weak acids or bases (that is, they do not hydrolyze). The closest thing to a reaction is:

    NaOH(s) + 6H2O(l) --> [Na(H2O)6]^+ + OH-

    The sodium ions are each hydrated by six octahedrally located water molecules and the hydroxide ions form hydrogen bonds with water.

  • 5 months ago

    NaOH is already a salt of the conjugate base of a weak acid (OH- for H2O) so it will not react. NaOH will dissolve into water and raise pH by adding OH- to the solution (and Na+ of course).

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    you would get a product of sodium hydroxide and water

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  • 5 months ago

    The only products are ions. It's not really a reaction, just a dissolution and ionization:

    NaOH → Na{+} + OH{-}

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