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

1 Answer

Answer:

Zinc chloride (# ZnCl_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.