How would you write an unbalanced equation for solid magnesium metal reacts with liquid water to form solid magnesium hydroxide and hydrogen gas?

1 Answer
Dec 23, 2016

#"Magnesium + water "rarr" magnesium hydroxide + dihydrogen"#


#Mg(s) + 2H_2O(l) rarr Mg(OH)_2(aq) + H_2(g)uarr#

Generally, the formation of an hydroxide gel around the metal surface passivates the metal.