Word equation: Copper (II) chloride + Sodium hydroxide → Copper (II) hydroxide + Sodium chloride
Type of Chemical Reaction: For this reaction we have a double replacement reaction.
Balancing Strategies: For this equation we have a double displacement reaction. In this reaction the copper atom switches places with the sodium atom.
It's helpful to count the hydroxide ion (OH) up as one item since we have it on both sides of the equation.