# NH4+ reaction with NaOH [closed]

Why does $$NH4^+$$ react with NaOH to give $$NH_3+H_2O$$ and not $$NH_4OH$$

• Because there is no $\ce{NH4OH}$, except as the separate solvated ions which are minor species in an aqueous ammonia solution. See this answer for the whole story. Nov 17 '19 at 14:32

$$\ce{NH4+}$$ is the weak acid and reacts with the strong base $$\ce{OH-}$$:
$$\ce{NH4+ + OH- <=>> NH3 + H2O}$$
by the same way as $$\ce{HCN}$$, an acid with similar acidity as $$\ce{NH4+}$$:
$$\ce{HCN + OH- <=>> CN- + H2O}$$