Hydrogen gas is given off when acids react with metals. The other product is a salt, an ionic compound. Hydrogen and table salt, or sodium chloride, is produced when hydrochloric acid reacts with pure sodium. More »

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 »

Some acids that react with metals are sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid and nitric acid. The most common metals that react with acids are iron, lead, magnesium and zinc. 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 »

The most reactive metals react with water to form hydrogen gas and their oxides or hydroxides, and with acids to form their oxides or hydroxides. According to the activity series, the first nine metals are highly reactiv... More »

Some acids that react with metals are sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid and nitric acid. The most common metals that react with acids are iron, lead, magnesium and zinc. More »

All alkali metals and most alkaline earth metals react with cold water. The alkali metals are lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium and cesium. The alkaline earth metals that react with water are magnesium, calcium, stron... More »