2nd October 2019


How does tin react with hydrochloric acid?

The chloride formed when tin reacts with hydrochloric acid is tin (II) chloride, also known as tin dichloride. Tin reacts with dilute acids slower than many other metals and heat is often required to speed up the reaction. This property means tin can be used as a protective coating on other, more reactive, metals.

In respect to this, what metal will react with hydrochloric acid?

The products of acid/metal reactions are a salt and hydrogen gas. Some metals are so unreactive that they do not react with dilute acids at all, e.g. copper, silver and gold.

Can gold react with hydrochloric acid?

Gold is not the densest natural element, however. Gold is unaffected by air, water, alkalis and all acids except aqua regia (a mixture of hydrochloric acid and nitric acid) which can dissolve gold. Gold does react with halogens.

What happens when MG reacts with HCl?

When magnesium reacts with hydrochloric acid, hydrogen gas and soluble magnesium chloride are produced according to the following equation: The H2 bubbles can be seen forming but the magnesium chloride that forms remains in solution and isn't visible. You will observe the magnesium metal being consumed.
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