# What is the reaction with "Zn" and an acid?

Aug 24, 2017

Zinc chloride ($Z n C {l}_{2}$) is produced and hydrogen gas.

#### Explanation:

The reaction of a metal with a dilute acid produces a salt. The type of salt will depend on the acid.

Example (using dilute acids!):

Zinc and sulphuric acid will produce zinc sulphate
Zinc and nitric acid will produce zinc nitrate
Zinc and acetic acid will produce zinc acetate

...along with the associated ${H}_{2}$ gas.