Sulfuric acid dissolves aluminum metal according to the following reaction:
2 Al(s) + 3H2SO4 (aq) → Al2(SO4)3 (aq) + 3H2 (g)
Suppose you wanted to dissolve an aluminum block with a mass of 14.3 g.
What minimum mass of H2SO4 would you need? Express your answer in grams.
What mass of H2 gas would be produced by the complete reaction of the aluminum block? Express your answer in grams.