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Equal lengths of magnesium ribbons are taken in test tubes A and B. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is added to test tube A, while acetic acid (CH3COOH) is added to test tube B. Amount and concentration taken for both the acids are same. In which test tube will the fizzing occur more vigorously and why?

Equal lengths of magnesium ribbons are taken in test tubes A and B. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is added to test tube A, while acetic acid (CH3COOH) is added to test tube B. Amount and concentration taken for both the acids are same. In which test tube will the fizzing occur more vigorously and why?

Grade:12

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Harshit Singh
askIITians Faculty 5964 Points
one year ago
Dear Student

In test tube A hydrochloric acid is present which is a strong acid as compared to acetic acid present in test tube B.
The fizzing occurs more vigorously in test tube A as HCl is strong and dissociates completely into H+and Cl ions for the reaction.

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