My teacher tried to teach this concept to us in 5 minutes. I'm lost but I've made an effort to understand it all (but I need clarification.)
If we have a compound such as LiOH, what element would be needed to neutralize it? As in, I understand that this element has to be a base but, there are SO MANY bases. Can you maybe teach how to do these using the LiOH example and another example using HCl (aq). Any examples, really. I just need to understand that.
Secondly, we haven't learned solubility tables yet, I can identify an acid (H ...) and bases (... OH) but what if there's a compound like MgCl2, what do I do now? Do I use a table to look up the states or the pH? Is there another approach?
I learned that Alkali Metal + O2 = Oxides but I can't really apply that here, can I?
Literally any help will be appreciated, I'm not cramming rather just don't understand the concept.