In the presence of an active metal, do bases usually release hydrogen gas?

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Jan 15, 2018

Answer:

On reacting with a active metal , bases generally do not release hydrogen gas

Explanation:

But there are some exceptions,
Such as when zinc reacts with sodium hydroxide,hydrogen gas is released with the formation of sodium zincate.
The reaction is given below,
Zn + 2NaOH --> #Na_2ZnO_2 + H_2#
Metals such as aluminium also give this reaction