Reactions of acids with metals


  • Acids react with some metals to produce salts and hydrogen.

(HT only) Students should be able to:

  • explain in terms of gain or loss of electrons, that these are redox reactions
  • identify which species are oxidised and which are reduced in given chemical equations.
  • Knowledge of reactions limited to those of magnesium, zinc and iron with hydrochloric and sulfuric acids.