Are all neutralization reactions exothermic?

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Homework Statement


When acid gets on your skin, why must you flush the area with plenty of water rather than neutralizing with a base?


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The Attempt at a Solution


I'm guessing it's because neutralization reactions are exothermic so heat could be released, thus causing a burn...
 
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Borek
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And you are right, base just adds more risks to already wrong situation.
 
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You have already answered the question (at least partially) in your very first post.

There is more - think what will happen if you add too much base.
 
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