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