Ammonia chloride (and household detergents) and sodium hydroxide form a gas smelling like a horse stable - ammonia.
Ammonia shows the typical properties of an alkali only in the form of an aqueous solution. Alkalis behave in a similar way as acids. Ammonium chloride is decomposed by sodium hydroxide to the following equation: NH4Cl + NaOH → NH3 + H2O + NaCl
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- Household detergents contain alkalis
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- Experiment is part of a complete solution set with experiments for the topic acids, alkalis and salts matched with international curriculum: all topics are covered