What is the driving force for the reaction of hcl (aq) and naoh (aq) – if hcl react with naoh then nacl or water molecules (h2o) is formed.

Helo, reders, today we will discuss about driving force between hcl and naoh.

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What is driving force in chemistry?

driving force is define as it is one type of force in which driving force is taken potential difference between products and reactants.

driving force is a part of thermodynamics in which it differentiate between the exponentials of the total potentials of reactants and products.


In this case, there are four thing can happened after reaction. and it make four different think such as,

  1. Formation of gas
  2. Formation of water
  3. Formation of solid
  4. Formation of electrons

What is the driving force for the reaction of hcl (aq) and naoh (aq)?

In this reaction, water is the most important solvent for electrolyte. so, you can say that electrolyte and solvent is water (h2o).

Electrolyte – electrolyte is a substance in which it produce electrically conducting solution when dissolved in a solvent such as water. this dissolve electrolyte is seperated.

Driving forces – in this reaction, the main function of driving force is drived by the formation of non electrolyte products such as, salt and water.

this is a acid – base neutralization reaction, reaction is,

Hcl + Naoh – Nacl + h2o

this reaction is acid – base Neutralization reaction. and in this reaction the driving force behind the acid – base Neutralization reaction between hcl and naoh is formation of nacl (salt) and h2o (water).

When hcl react with naoh to form sodium chloride and water. In this case, nacl is made up of na+ cations from the base naoh and Cl- from the acid hcl.

therefore, this reaction is know as acid – base neutralization reaction. because rection between both hcl and naoh.

Where, Reactant is,

hcl – strong acid (aq)

naoh – strong base. (aq)

Products is,

Nacl – salt (aq)

h2o – water (l)

therefore, this reaction is called acid – base neutralization reaction.

the completely ionic equation is,

Hcl + Naoh > Nacl + h2o

H (+) + cl (-) + Na (+) + oh (-) > Na (+) + cl(-) + h2o

these are the complete ionic equation.

Now, cross out the spectator ions on both sides of complete ionic equation.

After cross out the spectator ions on both sides,

H (+) {aq} + oh (-) {aq} > H2O (l).

these are the remaining substance, this substance is called net ionic equation.