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Because metals are often very reactive, as are acid.

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What happens when metal and acid react?

Acid + Metal = Salt + Hydrogen



What does metal react with?

metals react with some acid


How do metals react with acid?

Many metals react with acid to liberate hydrogen, and form metal ions. The metal is oxidised.


How do you react acid with metal?

Metals will react rapidly with most acids. If the acid is concentrated the reaction can be violent. To react one with the other simply drop acid onto the metal surface with an eye dropper or place the metal object into the acid (with care if the acid is strong).


Why does gold not react with hydrochloric acid?

Because hydrochloric is an acid which mean an acid cannot react with metal


What is formed when a metal reacts with hydrochloric acid?

When an acid and a metal react, a salt + water is formed.


What will happen to metal when exposed to acid?

when metal react with an acid it forms a salt and hydrogen gas


What metals dont react with acid oxygen or water?

A metal that does not react to acid, oxygen or water does not exist.


Would acid and metal make carbon dioxide?

No. Acid will generally react with metal to produce hydrogen. In order to produce carbon dioxide, and acid must react with a carbonate.


What is the Reaction with carboxylic acid and metal acids?

When carboxylic acid react with metal gives Salt and hydrogen


When copper metal reacts with sulfuric acid?

Copper metal does not have enough reactivity to react with sulfuric acid.


What does an acid and metal equal?

In a typical case an acid and a metal will react to form hydrogen gas and a salt. The salt formed depends on what acid and what metal is used.


Do all metals react with acid then disappear?

No. First of all, the metal does not dissapear. When a a metal reacts with an acid it forms a corresponding salt, which usually then dissolves. Second, whther or not a reaction occurs depends on both the acid and the metal. Most metals will not react with a dilute weak acid. Some metals will not even react with most strong metals. Gold, platinum, and some platinum group metals will not react with acid except for aqua regia, a special mixture of hydrochloric and nitric acid. Ruthenium will not react with acid at all.


Reaction between acid and metal?

The exact reaction depends on the specific acid and metal, but usually an acid will react with a metal to produce a corresponding salt and hydrogen gas.


Why metal cleaners must not contain acids?

There are many acids which may react with the metal... If they react,then the metal may lost its lustre,strength etc. In short, the reaction of the metal with the acid is not desirable..Hence the metal cleaner must not contain the acid.


How does metal oxide react with acid?

A reaction between an acid and a metal oxide to form a salt and water as the only products.


What happens to a metal when exposed to an acid after three days?

The answer depends on what the metal is. Some metals react readily with acid, and some do not.


What metal causes no reaction when reacting with sulfuric acid?

There are several metals which do not react with sulfuric acid; once such metal is gold.


Does carbon react with sulfuric acid?

a non metal will always react with an acid to form hydride C+2H2so4 > CH4 + 4so2


When metals react with acids what gas is given off?

metal + acid - metal salt+ hydrogen Metal carbonate + acid - metal salt + carbon dioxide + water



Do metal react with acid to yield carbon dioxide gas?

no metal can not react with acid to give Carbondioxide gas but a hydrogen gas HCl + Na-------->NaCl(s) + H(g)


Is it react the silver with dilute sulphuric acid?

NO, silver does not react with dilute sulphuric acid. because Ag is noble metal. Cu, Hg, Au, Ag, are not react.


What reacts with sulphuric acid?

Sulphuric acid is an acid, so many substances react with it. It will be impractical to list down all the things that would react with sulphuric acid as there are enormously too many! Examples are metals, metal oxides and metal carbonates.


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