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Can water ever react with salt to form Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrochloric Acid and Hydrogen?

H20 + NaCl -> NaOH + HCL + H2

Obviously it doesn't do this under normal conditions, but are there conditions under which this reaction would occur?

Also just noticed that I'm expecting Hydrogen to displace sodium which won't happen due to it's reactivity, but my question still stands.

Edited by Mmmmyum
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In a single reaction, I highly doubt it. Sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid will neutralize each other as soon as the get the chance.

But doing it in stages is relatively simple, chemical plants do this all the time. Mine salt, split and capture the sodium and chlorine by electrolysis and use those to produce sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid. Hydrogen is a byproduct of the electrolysis.

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