Zn (s) + H2SO4 (aq) ZnSO4 (aq) + H2 (g)

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

Zn0 - 2 e- ZnII (oxidation)

2 HI + 2 e- 2 H0 (reduction)

Zn is a reducing agent, H2SO4 is an oxidizing agent.

Reactants:

  • Zn
    • Names: Zinc source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Zinc powder (pyrophoric) source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Zn source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07
    • Appearance: Grey-to-blue powder source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
  • H2SO4Sulfuric acid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Oil of vitriol source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Sulfuric acid, concentrated (> 51% and < 100%) source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, H2SO4 source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07
    • Appearance: Clear, colorless liquid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Odourless colourless oily hygroscopic liquid source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Colorless to dark-brown, oily, odorless liquid. [Note: Pure compound is a solid below 51°F. Often used in an aqueous solution.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02

Products:

  • ZnSO4Zinc sulfate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
    • Other names: White vitriol source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Goslarite source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Zinc sulfate (1:1) source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: White powder source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Colourless hygroscopic crystals source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
  • H2
    • Names: Dihydrogen source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Hydrogen source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, H2 source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07
    • Appearance: Odourless colourless compressed gas source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04