Worksheet: Reactions of Metals with Acids

In this worksheet, we will practice writing equations for the reactions of metals with mineral acids such as hydrochloric, nitric, and sulfuric acids.

Q1:

What type of salt is produced when a metal reacts with phosphoric acid?

  • A Phosphine
  • B Phosphite
  • C Phosphonate
  • D Phosphate
  • E Phosphide

Q2:

What type of salt is produced when a metal reacts with sulfuric acid?

  • A Sulfurous
  • B Sulfonate
  • C Sulfide
  • D Sulfate
  • E Sulfite

Q3:

When a metal reacts with an acid, what type of reaction is taking place?

  • A Hydrogenation
  • B Combustion
  • C Nitration
  • D Redox
  • E Decomposition

Q4:

Which one of these metals will not react directly with acids?

  • A Zinc
  • B Lead
  • C Calcium
  • D Copper
  • E Iron

Q5:

What type of salt is produced when a metal reacts with nitric acid?

  • A Nitrogen
  • B Nitride
  • C Nitrite
  • D Nitrate
  • E Nitronium

Q6:

Which of these metals reacts most vigorously with acids?

  • A Iron
  • B Zinc
  • C Magnesium
  • D Sodium
  • E Silver

Q7:

What type of salt is produced when a metal reacts with hydrochloric acid?

  • A Hydrochloride
  • B Chlorate
  • C Hydrogen chloride
  • D Chloride
  • E Chlorine

Q8:

When a metal reacts with an acid, a salt is produced along with one other product, as illustrated in the following incomplete equation: m e t a l a c i d s a l t + + . What is the missing product?

  • AMetal salt
  • B Oxygen
  • C Metal oxide
  • D Hydrogen
  • E Water

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