Sodium metal reacts with hydrochloric acid to produce salt and hydrogen gas. What are the reactants in this chemical reaction?

When an acid reacts with metal, a salt and hydrogen are produced:

acid + metal → salt + hydrogen

The salt that is produced depends upon which acid and which metal react.

Sodium metal reacts with hydrochloric acid which produces hydrogen gas and sodium chloride.


The reactants are sodium metal and hydrochloric acid.

The product are hydrogen gas and sodium chloride solution.

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