Magnesium ribbon and hydrochloric acid reaction
I was wondering if you could help me with my chemistry experiment, I have conducted an experiment in which I react magnesium ribbon with hydrochloric acid. I was wondering if you could give me some background information on what goes on in the experiment, many thanx.Neeta C
- Birmingham, United Kingdom
Please see letter 12326 where the question is already answered, Neeta. Good luck.
I would like to know, when magnesium reacts with an acid it obviously reacts with the hydrogen ions in that acid. BUT what about diluted solutions of acid. In my experiment I have diluted my acid to get lower concentrations. So now the acid surely dissociates (dependent on strength of the acid) so does the magnesium react with the dissociated Hydrogen ions, or does it still react directly with the non-ionised acid ions. Can it do both? You see I'm trying to investigate the reaction kinetics of magnesium and different acids and concentrations, this could have a huge effect on the reaction kinetics, so it's vital that I'm sure of where the ions are coming from to make a prediction! Please can someone help me ASAP!Kayleigh D
A-level chemistry student - Lingfield, Surrey, England
I don't know if the information I'm giving you is any help, but my science class was doing an experiment on hydrochloric acid and when it's mixed with magnesium ribbon. We found out that the less concentrated it was.. the slower the ribbon oxidized and stuff... I hope this helps.. I was just reading stuff about magnesium ribbons for my report and came across this letter.Dramoonzer
high school student - Waldorf, Maryland
I want 2 how what happens when magnesium ribbon reacts with HCLNastasia F
student - Jamaica
Help! What Is Made When You Mix Hydrochloric Acid And Magnesium Ribbon?
student - Daventry, England
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The previously referenced letter 12326 should indeed answer your question. If it doesn't, please rephrase your question in terms of what you didn't understand. Thanks and good luck with your project!
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Brick, New Jersey
March 18, 2009
Magnesium ribbon reacts with Hydrochloric acid to form Magnesium chloride and Hydrogen gas.Anu Batra
- Munich, Germany
September 8, 2009
When you contact magnesium metal with an aqueous solution of hydrochloric acid (HCl and H2O) you will get dissolved magnesium chloride and hydrogen gas.
Mg(solid) + 2HCl (aqueous) => H2(gas) + MgCl2 (aqueous)
- Brisbane, Australia
September 13, 2009
When adding two 1 cm strips of magnesium ribbon to a test tube containing 2 cm of hydrochloric acid, your result will be a chemical reaction. Their will be a change in the test tubes temperature, slight fizzing of gas bubbles, then the magnesium ribbon will dissolve into the water, leaving in blue.
Also, if you bring a match to the mouth of the test tube containing to following ^^ then the production of gas followed by a loud pop will occur.
Hope this helped.
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
October 13, 2011
When hydrochloric acid is added with magnesium the result is a salt called magnesium chloride.
- Hamilton, Ontario, Canada