Specification Point 2.21:
Practical: Investigate reactions between Dilute Hydrochloric and Sulfuric Acids and Metals (e.g. Magnesium, Zinc and Iron)
Investigating Reactions of Metals with Acids
Reactions between Dilute Hydrochloric and Sulfuric Acid with Metals:
Acids react with most metals and, when they do, a salt and hydrogen gas is produced:
Metal + Hydrochloric Acid → Metal Chloride + Hydrogen
Metal + Sulfuric Acid → Metal Sulfate + Hydrogen
The process of investigating the reaction between metals and acids
- Add acid into a conical flask
- Add metal into conical flask
- Observe reaction and the rate in which bubbles are produced
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