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What's the balanced equation for magnesium and hydrochloric acid?

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The balanced chemical equation is:
#Mg_((s))+ 2HCl_((aq))rarrMgCl_(2(aq)) + H_(2(g)#


The reaction between magnesium and hydrochloric acid combine to form a salt of magnesium chloride and release hydrogen gas. This single replacement reaction is a classic example of a metal reacting in an acid to release hydrogen gas.

I hope this was helpful.

You can watch this reaction in the video below.