How much weak acid is it!

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by aymanbinmoshi, May 5, 2012.

  1. aymanbinmoshi Banned

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    Acetic acid (vinegar) is an acid, zinc (Zn) is a metal.I should get a good reaction. I tried to observe the reaction but could not find any gas. Is it too weak acid to produce 1 bubble of hydrogen? Is there any condition to hold the reaction.
     
  2. arauca Banned

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    How clean was your zinc ? How thick was your oxide or hydroxide coat ?
    The initial reaction is with zinc hydroxide or oxide on the surface
     
  3. Tero Registered Member

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    Scrape the zinc into filings, use say 2M HCl.
     

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