If you add an acid and a base together, it seems logical that you’d create
something that was somewhere in the middle –neutral. This is called a
neutralization reaction and these reactions can be very important to our
When an acid and a base are added together, the products of the reaction
are always a type of salt and also water. With certain types of bases, you
can make carbon dioxide as well.
In order for the neutralization to work fully, the acid and the base must be
of the same amount and concentration. If they are imbalanced, there
won’t be a neutral solution made.