3 Zn (s) + Na2SO3 (aq) + 8 HCl (aq) 3 ZnCl2 (aq) + H2S (g) + 2 NaCl (aq) + 3 H2O (l)

This is an acid-base reaction (neutralization): Na2SO3 is a base, HCl is an acid.

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

SIV + 6 e- S-II (reduction)

3 Zn0 - 6 e- 3 ZnII (oxidation)

Na2SO3 is an oxidizing agent, Zn is a reducing agent.

Reactants:

  • Zn
    • Names: Zinc source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07, Zinc powder (pyrophoric) source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Zn source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07
    • Appearance: Grey-to-blue powder source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
  • Na2SO3Sodium sulfite source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
    • Other names: Sodium sulphite source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Hypo clear (photography) source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28, E221 source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28
    • Appearance: White solid source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28; White crystals or powder source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
  • HClChlorane source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen chloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Hydrochloric acid source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02, {{Unbulleted list|Muriatic acid source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Hydronium chloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: Colorless, transparent liquid, fumes in air if concentrated source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; Colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; Colourless compressed liquefied gas with pungent odour source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04; Colorless to slightly yellow gas with a pungent, irritating odor. [Note: Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02

Products:

  • ZnCl2Zinc chloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
    • Other names: Zinc(II) chloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Zinc dichloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Butter of zinc source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
    • Appearance: White crystalline solid | hygroscopic and very deliquescent source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28; White hygroscopic odourless solid in various forms source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04; White particulate dispersed in air. source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
  • H2SHydrogen sulfide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Dihydrogen monosulfide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Dihydrogen sulfide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Sewer gas source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; Colourless compressed liquefied gas with characteristic odour of rotten eggs source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04; Colorless gas with a strong odor of rotten eggs. [Note: Sense of smell becomes rapidly fatigued & can NOT be relied upon to warn of the continuous presence of H2S. Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
  • NaClSodium chloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: {{unbulleted list source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Salt source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Table salt source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Colorless cubic crystals source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
  • H2OWater, oxidane source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
    • Other names: Water (H2O) source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen hydroxide (HH or HOH) source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen oxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: White crystalline solid, almost colorless liquid with a hint of blue, colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27