What is neutralisation?
This is a type of chemical reaction in which equal concentration of an acid and alkali react to form a neutral compound.
Is neutralisation important?
It is essential, we all participate in neutralisation reactions every day.
Toothpastes are slightly alkaline which neutralise the acids produced in the mouth.
Bee stings are acidic in nature and can be treated with alkaline solutions.
Indigestion tablets are taken when we produce excessive amount of acid in our stomach.
Many shower gels and traditional soaps are slightly alkaline to neutralise the acids produced in our sweat.
Think about the next thing you do after you read this article; is this a neutralisation reaction?
Head of Chemistry.