Is the dissolution of a solid metal in an acidic solution an example of a #"redox reaction?"#
The metal is oxidized, and the hydrogen ion is reduced.
For the oxidation of
For the reduction of
We add these equations together such that electrons do not appear in the equation:
We would repeat this for iron metal and sulfuric acid, except that sulfuric acid is a non-oxidizing acid under normal circumstances, and the question SHOULD have been asked with respect to hydrochloric acid or nitric acid. Iron filings will react with