2 HCl + ZnO → H2O + ZnCl2
This is an acid-base reaction (neutralization): HCl is an acid, ZnO is a base.
- HCl – Chlorane , Hydrogen chloride
- Other names: Hydrochloric acid , Hydrochloric acid gas , HCl
- Appearance: Colorless, transparent liquid, fumes in air if concentrated ; Colorless gas ; Colourless compressed liquefied gas with pungent odour ; Colorless to slightly yellow gas with a pungent, irritating odor. [Note: Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas.]
- H2O – Water, oxidane
- ZnCl2 – Zinc chloride