# What is the balanced unbalanced chemical equation for aluminum reacting with hydrochloric acid to yield aluminum chloride and hydrogen?

Dec 22, 2016

$\text{Aluminum + hydrochloric acid "rarr" aluminum chloride + dihydrogen}$

#### Explanation:

$A l \left(s\right) + 3 H C l \left(a q\right) \rightarrow A l C {l}_{3} \left(a q\right) + \frac{3}{2} {H}_{2} \left(g\right) \uparrow$

Aluminum metal is sufficiently active as to reduce the hydrogen ion in water.