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What happens when dilute acids react with chemically active metals?

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October 28, 2011 4:35PM

Hydrogen gas is evolved along with the formation of a salt.

For example, when hydrochloric acid (HCl) is reacted with magnesium (Mg):

2 HCl + Mg --> MgCl2 + H2