What type of reaction is represented by the equation #Zn(s)+H_2SO_4(aq)->ZnSO_4(aq)+H_2(g)#?
The given reaction is a type of Displacement Reaction.
Displacement reaction is a kind of reaction in which a more reactive element displaces a less reactive element from its salt solution or a compound.
The reaction above is also a Single Displacement Reaction between a metal and an acid.
The comparison between reactivity is done using a reactivity series.
Reactivity series is shown below:-
As you see Zinc lies above Hydrogen in this series, so it is more reactive and hence it displaces hydrogen in
It's a redox-reaction.
The zinc is oxidized from
The hydrogen is reduced from
Since the sulfate (
The net equation is: