Metals reacting with Metals

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Acids reacting with Metals

Acid + Metal - Salt + Hydrogen

  • The more reactive the metal,  the faster the reaction takes place.
  • Copper does not react with dilute acids at all - its less reactive than hydrogen.
  • The name of the salt produces depends on which metal is used, and also which acids are used.                                                                                                                     If the acid is:

  Hydrochloric acid - the salt ends in Chloride                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        e.g. 2HCl + Mg - MgCl2 + H2 (Magnesium Chloride)

Sulphuric acid -  The salt ends in Sulphate

 e.g. H2SO4 + Mg - MgSO4 +H2 ( Magnesium Sulphate)

Nitrate acid - The salt ends in Nitrate

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