When an acid is mixed with base a salt and water is formed. but when the same salt and water is mixed, do we get the acid and base?

Asked by jhilmilsoma | 10th Aug, 2015, 09:43: PM

Expert Answer:

  • When an acid reacts with base, it forms salt and water which is a neutralisation reaction.
  • This is not a reversible reaction.
  • When salt is mixed with water, it get dissolved which is a physical mixing and not a chemical mixing.
  • Upon evaporation of water, we can get back salt in the original solid form.
  • Hence, we can not get back acid and base when salt and water are mixed.

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 11th Aug, 2015, 09:10: AM