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When zinc, Zn, was added to sulphuric acid,

H2SO4,H_2SO_4,

a gas bubbled out of the reaction mixture. Analysis of the reaction products showed that zinc sulphate had been produced. (a) What was the gas that bubbled off? (b) Write a balanced equation for the reaction.

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a. Zinc reacts with acids to form a salt and liberate hydrogen gas, therefore this gas must be hydrogen.

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