I need as much information as possible about magnesium reacting with HCL.
Lisa Lawrence - London, England
It goes fizz, fizz, fizz. The magnesium replaces the hydrogen, to form Mg with two chlorines. The hydrogen that's now loose joins another hydrogen to form a hydrogen molecule (that's two hydrogens together), which a normal temperatures is a gas, so it evolves as bubbles - hence the fizzing. This is for a school experiment right? Don't do it at home.
Ian Brooke university - Glasgow, Scotland
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