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Solution: Sulfuric acid dissolves aluminum metal according to the reaction:
2 Al (s) + 3 H2SO4 (aq) → Al 2(SO4)3 (aq) + 3 H2 (g)
Suppose you want to dissolve an aluminum block with a mass of 15.2 g.
a) What minimum mass of H 2SO4 (in grams) do you need?
b) What mass of H 2 gas (in grams) does the complete reaction of the aluminum block produce?