. A dry pellet of a common base B, when kept in the open absorbs moisture and turns sticky.


The compound is also a by-product of the chloralkali process. Identify B. What type of reaction occurs when B is treated with an acidic oxide? Write a balanced chemical equation for one such solution

Best Answer

Answer: A compound which is a byproduct of the chloralkali process is NaOH. Hence compound B is NaOH.

When NaOH is treated with acidic oxide neutralization process occurs. For example, If NaOH is treated with carbon-di-oxide, it gives Sodium carbonate.
 
2NaOH+ CO2 →Na2CO3+ H2O

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