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Mar 31, 2017

Bulk silver metal will not react in HCl solution. They do not react unless the silver is in a nano-particulate form.


Silver is below hydrogen in the activity series (redox), and therefore silver metal does not react with H+ to produce silver ions and hydrogen gas. Since there is no Ag+ formed, then there can be no precipitate of white AgCl either.
Nanoparticle exception:

Mar 31, 2017

If a piece of pure silver is dropped in a bowl containing HCl,it will not react with the HCl.


The reaction is not as following:
In this case silver is below of hydrogen by activeness there will be no reaction.