The equation for NaOH dissolving in water is NaOH(s)--->Na+(aq) + OH-(aq) Rewrite to include the word "energy"
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When NaOH is dissolved in water, energy is released in the form of heat. This is called heat of solution and is a product of the dissolving and ionization of the NaOH.
NaOH (s) --> Na+(aq) + OH-(aq) + energy