Problem: Magnesium hydroxide, the active ingredient in milk of magnesia, neutralizes stomach acid, primarily HCl, according to the reaction: Mg(OH)2(aq) + 2HCl(aq) → 2H2O(l) + MgCl2(aq)What mass of HCl, in grams, is neutralized by a dose of milk of magnesia containing 3.42 g Mg(OH)2?

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MM of Mg(OH)2 is 58.42 g/mol

MM of HCl is 36.46 g/mol

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Magnesium hydroxide, the active ingredient in milk of magnesia, neutralizes stomach acid, primarily HCl, according to the reaction: 
Mg(OH)2(aq) + 2HCl(aq) → 2H2O(l) + MgCl2(aq)

What mass of HCl, in grams, is neutralized by a dose of milk of magnesia containing 3.42 g Mg(OH)2?

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