2 NaOH (aq) + SO3 (l) H2O (l) + Na2SO4 (aq)

This is an acid-base reaction (neutralization): NaOH is a base, SO3 is an acid.

Reactants:

  • NaOH
    • Names: Sodium hydroxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02, Caustic soda source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02, Lye source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: White, waxy, opaque crystals source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; White hygroscopic solid in various forms source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04; Colorless to white, odorless solid (flakes, beads, granular form). source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
  • SO3Sulfur trioxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Sulfonylideneoxidane source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28
    • Other names: Sulfuric anhydride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28, Sulfur(VI) oxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28, SO3 source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Colorless to white crystalline solid which will fume in air. source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28; Fuming hygroscopic colourless liquid or colourless-to-white crystals source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04

Products:

  • H2OWater, oxidane source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
    • Other names: Water (H2O) source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen hydroxide (HH or HOH) source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen oxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: White crystalline solid, almost colorless liquid with a hint of blue, colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
  • Na2SO4
    • Names: Sodium sulfate source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Sodium sulphate source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Sulfate of sodium source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: White crystalline solid | hygroscopic source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; White hygroscopic solid in various forms source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04