Word equation: Nitric acid + Sodium hydroxide → Sodium nitrate + Water
Type of Chemical Reaction: For this reaction we have a neutralization reaction.
Balancing Strategies: Here is a neutralization reaction. The HNO3 and NaOH combined and form a salt and water. The salt is the Sodium nitrate. You could also call this a double displacement reaction.
Be careful when you count the number of hydrogen atoms!