What happens when magnesium is treated with water ?
Question:

What happens when magnesium is treated with water ?

(i) It does not react with water

(ii) It reacts violently with water

(iii) It reacts less violently with water

(iv) Bubbles of hydrogen gas formed stick to the surface of the metal

(a) (i) and (iv)

(b) (ii) and (iii)

(c) (i) and (ii)

(d) (iii) and (iv)

Solution:

(d).

(iii) Magnesium reacts with water slowly to form magnesium hydroxide along with hydrogen gas

Mg(s) + 2H2O(l) ———-> Mg(OH)2(s) + H2(g)

(iv) Bubbles of hydrogen gas stick to the surface of the metal.

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