# Manganese reacts with sulfuric acid to form manganese sulfate and hydrogen. What are the products in this reaction?

Feb 8, 2016

Manganese(II) sulfate and hydrogen gas.

#### Explanation:

Unless the question was mistyped, the answer here is that when manganese and sulfuric acid react, manganese(II) sulfate, ${\text{MnSO}}_{4}$, and hydrogen gas, ${\text{H}}_{2}$, are the products of the reaction.

${\text{Mn"_text((s]) + overbrace("H"_2"SO"_text(4(aq]))^(color(blue)("dilute")) -> "MnSO"_text(4(aq]) + "H}}_{\textrm{2 \left(g\right]}}$ $\uparrow$

It is worth noting here that this reaction takes place when manganese metal, $\text{Mn}$, reacts with dilute sulfuric acid.

When you react manganese metal with concentrated sulfuric acid, the reaction produces manganese(II) sulfate, sulfur dioxide, ${\text{SO}}_{2}$, and water, $\text{H"_2"O}$.

${\text{Mn"_text((s]) + overbrace("H"_2"SO"_text(4(aq]))^(color(purple)("concentrated")) -> "MnSO"_text(4(aq]) + 2"H"_2"O"_text((l]) + "SO}}_{\textrm{2 \left(g\right]}}$ $\uparrow$