# How do you write the word equation and balanced symbol equation for a lithium reacting with water and zinc reacting with dilute hydrochloric acid?

##### 1 Answer
Sep 8, 2016

$\text{Lithium + water "rarr" Lithium hydroxide + dihydrogen gas}$

#### Explanation:

$\text{Zinc + hydrochloric acid "rarr" Zinc chloride + dihydrogen gas}$

$L i \left(s\right) + {H}_{2} O \left(l\right) \rightarrow L i O H \left(a q\right) + \frac{1}{2} {H}_{2} \left(g\right)$

$Z n \left(s\right) + 2 H C l \left(a q\right) \rightarrow Z n C {l}_{2} \left(a q\right) + {H}_{2} \left(g\right)$