Why is hydrochloric acid used in the laboratory in preference to nitric or sulfuric acids?
Because when it reacts rapidly with
The chemical equation used in most cases to show formation of
The hydrogen can be detected either by observing the small
Why? Well probably for convenience....
We can conveniently add acid to water to dilute the concentrated acid (but never the reverse 'cos
Both dilute and concentrated acids can be handled with appropriate care and precautions in the lab (which are?)...and the reaction with a metal generates dihydrogen gas....
On the other hand,