Why does zinc metal react readily with dilute hydrochloric acid?

1 Answer
Mar 5, 2017

Answer:

Because zinc is easily oxidized..........

Explanation:

Treatment of zinc granules by dilute acids proceeds according to the reaction:

#Zn(s) + 2HCl(aq) rarr ZnCl_2(aq) + H_2(g)uarr#