How metals react with Acids

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A) How Metals react with Acids:

The reaction of metals with acids starts off by the hydrogen being displaced. Mostly in the reaction a Metal becomes a Cation when it looses one or more valence electrons to bond with the acid and so the Acid becomes an Anion. The Result is an ionic bond, ionic compound.

Sodium + Sulphuric Acid → Sodium Sulphate + Hydrogen

After the reaction occurs the result is the compound of the acid and metal used and the reaction would also release Hydrogen. We Might have to balance the equation because of the oxidation state and formulae of the Acid

After a Metal and Acid react and substance called salt is made that is an ionic compound made from the neutralisation of a Metal and an Acid

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Different Metals have different rates of reactions, Metals like Sodium react dangerously Fast

Acids like nitric acid have such an oxidation state that makes them react violently with other metals and may cause explosive reactions. Its reaction with a metal does not liberate hydrogen and salt produced usually has a very high oxidised state and heavy corrosion may be the result that is there would be a break down in the properties of the metal reacting with it and nitrogen oxide is produced

B) How Metals react with Water:

When a metal reacts with water it displaces the ...

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