Neutralizing Solutions with Sodium Hydroxide


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Why can't we simply dispose of hydrochloric acid down the drain?

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1. What happens when we combine hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide?

2. How is the neutralization process of hydrochloric acid monitored?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Why can't hydrochloric acid be disposed of without neutralizing it? What safety measures need to be taken when neutralizing this acid? These questions reflect some of the information you will need to be familiar with when you use this quiz/worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be expected to do the following on this assessment:

  • Explain why hydrochloric acid cannot be dumped down a drain
  • Understand what happens hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide are combined
  • State how to monitor the neutralization process
  • Describe how much 0.2 M sodium hydroxide should be added to 100 mL of 0.3 M hydrochloric acid to neutralize it
  • List necessary precautions that should be taken when neutralizing hydrochloric acid

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the result of combining hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about dumping hydrochloric acid down a drain and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about monitoring and taking precautions during the neutralization process

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Neutralizing Solutions with Sodium Hydroxide will teach you more about this topic. Details found in this lesson include:

  • The chemical formula for mixing hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide
  • What is meant when using the term 'salt' in chemistry
  • What 'molarity' refers to