neutralization reaction

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Noun1.neutralization reaction - a chemical reaction in which an acid and a base interact with the formation of a salt; with strong acids and bases the essential reaction is the combination of hydrogen ions with hydroxyl ions to form water
chemical reaction, reaction - (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others; "there was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water"
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The cationic groups of the PADA react with and bind to the negative charges of sludge through the neutralization reaction.
The neutralization reaction occurring at the electrode is key to removing the salts in seawater," Kyle Knust, a graduate student in Crooks' lab and first author on the paper, said.
With respect to Ainsworth's second function, merely understanding the familiar macroscopic changes in a neutralization reaction, may constrain understanding of the changes that have occurred at the less familiar submicroscopic level resulting in the formation of H20 molecules.