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Answered 2012-08-28 12:33:12

Hydrogen gas is liberated when metals react with acid.

The explanation lies in the fact that the the presence of hydrogen in a substance makes it acidic. so, every acid will contain Hydrogen. When metals reach with an acid, they form their respective salts according to the acid and always liberate hydrogen from that acid. If the acid is H2SO4, then the salt will sulfate of whichever metal reacts with the acid. If the acid is HCl, then the product would be metal chloride.

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