The action neutralizes charged molecules. Neutralization logic is described below through examples.
||Charges of non-metal atoms are set to zero and implicit hydrogensare added/removed to neutralize the molecule.|
|Metal ions are not neutralized.|
|Charged structures with counterions are neutralized if eachindividual entity can be neutralized separately.|
|Charged structures with counterions are not neutralized if thetotal charge of the structure is zero, and the structure containsindividual entities which cannot be neutralized separately.|
|If the molecule cannot be neutralized by charge manipulationand hydrogen addition/removal without violating valence rules,it remains unchanged.|
|Mesomer structures with adjacent opposite charges remain intact.|
The action only operates through hydrogen manipulation, i.e. adds or removes hydrogens to create a neutral compound.