Elements and Compounds

Compare between reaction of iron calcium and silver with acid?

Answer

Wiki User
09/12/2011

iron(II):

Fe + 2HCl -> H2 + FeCl2

Calcium:

Ca + 2HCl -> H2 + CaCl2

Silver:

Ag + 2HCl -> H2 + AgCl2

In each case the products are hydrogen gas and a salt. The salt depends on the acid and metal used in the reaction, but hydrogen gas is always produced. these reactions are metal/acid reactions, occurring between solid metals and and an acid, whether it be hydrocholic, sulfuric, nitric or other.