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?

  • APhosphine
  • BPhosphide
  • CPhosphite
  • DPhosphonate
  • EPhosphate

Q2:

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

  • ASulfate
  • BSulfide
  • CSulfurous
  • DSulfite
  • ESulfonate

Q3:

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

  • ANitration
  • BDecomposition
  • CHydrogenation
  • DRedox
  • ECombustion

Q4:

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

  • ACalcium
  • BZinc
  • CLead
  • DCopper
  • EIron

Q5:

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

  • ANitrogen
  • BNitrite
  • CNitrate
  • DNitride
  • ENitronium

Q6:

Which of these metals reacts most vigorously with acids?

  • AZinc
  • BSodium
  • CMagnesium
  • DIron
  • ESilver

Q7:

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

  • AChloride
  • BChlorine
  • CChlorate
  • DHydrogen chloride
  • EHydrochloride

Q8:

When a metal reacts with an acid, a salt is produced along with one other product, as illustrated in the following incomplete equation: metalacidsalt++. What is the missing product?

  • AWater
  • BMetal oxide
  • CHydrogen
  • DOxygen
  • EMetal salt

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