Problem: Classify the following type of reaction: Mg(s) + 2 HCl(aq) → MgCl2(aq) + H2(g).combustion reaction, redox reaction, or acid/base reaction

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We are asked to classify the following type of reaction.


Mg(s) + 2 HCl(aq) → MgCl2(aq) + H2(g).


combustion reaction → has O2 reactant and CO2 and H2O product. 

redox reaction → Change in charges/transfer of electrons

acid/base reaction → Transfer of H+


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Classify the following type of reaction: 

Mg(s) + 2 HCl(aq) → MgCl2(aq) + H2(g).

combustion reaction, redox reaction, or acid/base reaction

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