Magnesium and Vinegar
Name: Aaron D.
Does the reaction rate and temperature of vinegar change
when magnesiun ribbon is added?
Vinegar alone undergoes no reaction or temperature change -- other than the
temperature it has sitting in the bottle. However, if you pour some on a piece
of magnesium ribbon a reaction will occur and the temperature of the liquid
will rise. The reaction is:
Mg + 2 HC2H3O2 ====> Mg(C2H3O2)2 + H2 + Heat
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Update: June 2012