Excess hydrochloric acid in your stomach can be neutralized by magnesium hydroxide, which forms magnesium chloride and what?

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Apr 11, 2017

Answer:

The products are magnesium chloride and water.

Explanation:

#"2HCl + Mg(OH)"_2"##rarr##"MgCl"_2 + "2H"_2"O"#

This is a neutralization reaction, a type of double replacement reaction. The products are a salt and water. By writing the reactants on the left side as ions, you can see that the hydrogen ion, #"H"^+"#, and the hydroxide ion, #"OH"^-"# combine to form water.

#"2H"^+ + "2Cl"^(-) + "Mg"^(2+) + "2OH"^(-)"##rarr##"MgCl"_2 + "H"_2"O"#