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How many grams of zinc chloride could be formed from the reaction of 4.96g of zinc with excess HCl?



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The reaction of zinc with hydrochloric acid is simplified as Zn + 2 HCl = ZnCl2 + H2. This means for every mole of zing, 1 mole of ZnCl2 is formed. 4.96 grams zinc is equal to .0759 moles, so 5.17 grams of zinc chloride would be optimally produced.