The reaction between a metal oxide and an acid produces a salt and water. The resulting mixture is warm. The kind of salt produced is dependent on the specific acid used. More »

While exploring what happens when metals come in contact with acids, it is apparent that most, but not all, have some sort of reaction, usually forming hydrogen gas. The result is the production of salts. More »

Metals to the left of hydrogen in the electrochemical series react with hydrochloric acid. These elements include lithium, potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, aluminum, zinc, iron and lead. Metals to the right of hydr... More »

According to the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, acid shock is caused when snow melts and acids that have been gathering in the snow are released into a body of water. The sudden change in water chemistry is known a... More »

The reaction which occurs between an acid and a carbonate compound produces a salt, water and the release of carbon dioxide. A word equation that can be used to express this reaction is "metal carbonate + acid — metal sa... More »

The products formed when acids react with carbonates are a form of salt, carbon dioxide and water. In general, many alkali and alkaline earth metal carbonates will react with acids to create these products. More »

Some of the properties of acids are that they conduct electricity when they are dissolved in water, liberate hydrogen when they react with active metals and, when combined with a base, will produce a salt and a neutraliz... More »