By: Shloka & Amodini

What is neutralization?

Neutralization is a chemical reaction which happens when you mix together an acid and a base. Neutralization is an exothermic reaction, basically the reaction mixer warms up during the reaction.

Exothermic= reaction in which energy is given out to the surroundings.
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Whats neutralization used for?

Farmers use lime ( calcium oxide) to neutralize acid soils. Your stomach contains hydochloric acid, and too much of this causes indigestion. Antacid tablets contain bases such as magnesium carbonate to neutralize the extra acids.