# Is this correct? Zinc + Hydrocloric Acid = Hydrogen + Zinc chlorite (salt).

## I just want to make sure.

Feb 18, 2018

This reaction happening is dependent on zinc's ability to be oxidized by hydrochloric acid.

It happens to be that zinc is oxidized by hydrochloric acid. Hence,

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

Moreover, the soluble salt is zinc chloride, not -ite.

Feb 18, 2018

Almost....

#### Explanation:

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

And in symbols....

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

$\text{Zinc chlorite}$ is also an actual salt...i.e. $Z n {\left(C l {O}_{2}\right)}_{2}$...of course you could have just made a typo....