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Zincate formation

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What are the physical and chemical changes that occur when NaOH and Zn react.?Also how do this reaction differ from the reaction of Zn and HCl?


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I do know that zincate is formed in the first and H2 is evolved in the second .But as i have no time to go and perform in the lab...thus please tell me about the colour changes of solution,any deposition,cause and effect of these reactions.
 

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Hydrogen evolves in both. Base results in zincate formation as a consequence of the amphoteric nature of the hydrated zinc ion.
 

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