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What happens when dilute hydrochloric acid is added to iron filings? 


A
Hydrogen gets oxidised
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B
Iron gets reduced
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C
Iron displaces hydrogen from hydrochloric acid
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D
No reaction takes place
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Solution

The correct option is C Iron displaces hydrogen from hydrochloric acid
In the given reaction, hydrochloric acid dissociates. The released chloride ions oxidize the iron molecules. The hydrogen ions are reduced to hydrogen gas. Therefore, hydrogen gas and iron chloride are produced.

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