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amigatour

  • one year ago

I understood the concept of the single replacement reaction, but I'm lost with these elements and compounds: Zn+HCl---> ZnCl2 + H2. There is only 1+ for the Zn and 1- for the HCl. Why are they gaining two charges?

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  1. sweetburger
    • one year ago
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    well this is also an oxidization reduction reaction in which Zn is losing electrons becoming positive/ being oxidized and Hydrogen is gaining electrons/ being reduced.

  2. Astrophysics
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1436341713112:dw| if I follow your question right, I believe you have the charge wrong for Zn.

  3. welshfella
    • one year ago
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    yes the zinc iron has a positive charge of 2

  4. amigatour
    • one year ago
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    Thank you, guys. All of you have perfect answer, but I love the diagram better. :D

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