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

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Feb 8, 2016

Answer:

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, #"MnSO"_4#, and hydrogen gas, #"H"_2#, are the products of the reaction.

#"Mn"_text((s]) + overbrace("H"_2"SO"_text(4(aq]))^(color(blue)("dilute")) -> "MnSO"_text(4(aq]) + "H"_text(2(g])# #uarr#

It is worth noting here that this reaction takes place when manganese metal, #"Mn"#, reacts with dilute sulfuric acid.

When you react manganese metal with concentrated sulfuric acid, the reaction produces manganese(II) sulfate, sulfur dioxide, #"SO"_2#, and water, #"H"_2"O"#.

#"Mn"_text((s]) + overbrace("H"_2"SO"_text(4(aq]))^(color(purple)("concentrated")) -> "MnSO"_text(4(aq]) + 2"H"_2"O"_text((l]) + "SO"_text(2(g])# #uarr#