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Homework Help: How do you balance Mg + HCl?

  1. Nov 14, 2004 #1
    How do u balance Mg + HCl?

    is it MgCl + H?
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  3. Nov 14, 2004 #2


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    Chemistry! I was thinking physics, and seeing Mg didn't help. :)

    Think about it - you have a metal reacting with an acid. What are the products of something like that? And how often do you see monatomic hydrogen wandering around?
  4. Nov 15, 2004 #3

    James R

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    Hint: acid + metal -> salt + water.
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