Neutralization is used in various field in our daily lives. They are applied in agriculture in agriculture, industries, health and even at home. 1 Neutralization in Agriculture (a) To treat acidic soil(i) Plants cannot grow well in acidic soil.(ii) Lime fertilizers such as powdered lime, CaO, limestone, CaCO 3 or ashes of burnt wood are added to the soil to neutralize it acidity.(b) To treat basic soil(i) Basic soil can be treated by using a compost of rotting vegetables or leaves.(ii) This is because the rotting vegetables and leaves decompose to liberate carbon dioxide gas.(iii) The acidic gas from the decomposition of compost neutralizes the alkalies in basic soils.
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