We are required to write a reaction between zinc metal and hydrochloric acid (aqueous) producing zinc chloride (aqueous) and hydrogen gas.
Identify reactants and products. Write the chemical formulas and the state in which they are in.
Zinc metal: Zinc is in its metal form is represented by Zn. The (s) as subscript indicating it is a solid.
Zinc metal – Zn(s)
Hydrochloric acid (aqueous): Hydrochloric acid is formed by H+ and Cl- and represented by HCl. The subscript (aq) indicating it is in aqueous form.
Hydrochloric acid (aqueous) - HCl (aq)
Write an equation for the reaction between zinc metal and hydrochloric acid (aqueous) producing zinc chloride (aqueous) and hydrogen gas?
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