reaction of nitric acid with metals

reaction of nitric acid with metals

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Rahul Kumar
131 Points
10 years ago

Nitric acid reacts with most metals. This characteristic has made it a common agent to be used in acid tests.

Very dilute nitric acid acts as a typical acid to react with active metals. For example, strongly electropositive metals, such as magnesium react with nitric acid as with other acids, reducing hydrogen.

Mg + 2 H+ → Mg2+ + H2

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