Are neutralisation reactions a type of redox ?

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I have read that :
A metal*+ carboxylic acid = redox
A metal*+ HCl = neutralisation
And that neutralisation reactions are NOT redox reactions.
How should I consider each.*I am a little confused.
Thanks.
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(Original post by lhh2003)
I have read that :
A metal*+ carboxylic acid = redox
A metal*+ HCl = neutralisation
And that neutralisation reactions are NOT redox reactions.
How should I consider each.*I am a little confused.
Thanks.
metal + acid (strong or weak it matters not) = redox, since the metal gets oxidised to an ionic form and the H+ ions get reduced to H2.

metal compounds, e.g. oxides, hydroxides carbonates + acid = not redox since H+ is not reduced and the metal ion is already in its oxidised state.

That said, some acids are also oxidising agents and can push metals into higher oxidation states etc.
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