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Complete and Balance the following reaction.                                 MgO(s) + HCl(aq)

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Complete and Balance the following reaction.                                 MgO(s) + HCl(aq)

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Step 1

When MgO react HCl, the ions get replace with their counter ions and produces MgCl2 and H2O. It is a double displacement reaction.

Mg0(s) HCl(aq)- MgCl2 (aq)
H20(I)
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Mg0(s) HCl(aq)- MgCl2 (aq) H20(I)

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Step 2

Balancing chemical reaction:

Mg0(s) HC1(aq)- MgCl2 (aq) H20
Reactant side
Product side
Mg
C1
1
1
1
2
O
1
1
1
2
HI
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Mg0(s) HC1(aq)- MgCl2 (aq) H20 Reactant side Product side Mg C1 1 1 1 2 O 1 1 1 2 HI

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Step 3

Balancing Cl and H atoms:

Multiply HCl...

Mg0(s) 2 x HC1(aq) - MgCl2 (aq) + H20
Reactant side
Product side
Mg
C1
1
1
2
2
O
1
2
2
HI
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Mg0(s) 2 x HC1(aq) - MgCl2 (aq) + H20 Reactant side Product side Mg C1 1 1 2 2 O 1 2 2 HI

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