# What products result from the reaction of hydrogen fluoride and magnesium hydroxide?

Jan 28, 2017

$\text{Magnesium fluoride and water.........}$

#### Explanation:

This is a simple acid base reaction:

$2 H F \left(a q\right) + M g {\left(O H\right)}_{2} \left(s\right) \rightarrow M g {F}_{2} \left(s\right) \downarrow + 2 {H}_{2} O \left(l\right)$

As I recall, $\text{magnesium fluoride}$ is pretty damn insoluble in aqueous solution (much more so than $M g C {l}_{2}$), so you will have to check this.

This follows the general reaction scheme:

$\text{Acid + base "rarr" salt + water}$

Which species is which in the given reaction?