Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 1 decade ago

magnesium sulphite + nitric acid gives?

Write a balanced chemical equation for magnesium sulphite + nitric acid -> .....

Update:

Write a balanced chemical equation for magnesium sulphite + nitric acid -> .....

Edit: I am not spelling sulphite wrong, it is SO3 2-. Noty sulphide which is S 2- or sulphate which is SO4 2-.

Therefore it is:

MgSO3 + HNO3 --> ........

Pls continue it and balance it

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    MgS (aq) + 2HNO3 (aq) --> Mg(NO3)2 (aq) + H2S (g)

    products are magnesium nitrate and hydrogen sulfide gas

    *** EDIT ***

    sorry about that

    MgSO3 (aq) + 2HNO3 (aq) ---> Mg(NO3)2 (aq) + SO2 (g) + H2O (l)

  • mouzon
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Magnesium Sulfide

  • 4 years ago

    It depends very much on the concentration of the acid. Very dilute nitric(V) acid will form hydrogen, but as the concentration of the acid increases there will be increasing amounts of nitrogen oxides. Test the gas given off with a lighted splint: does it pop? If so there is hydrogen present. Equally, if the gas evolved has a brown tinge then it contains some nitrogen dioxide.

  • 1 decade ago

    Firstly, I have to say that you spelt sulphide as sulphite.

    The answer to your question is:

    MgSO4 (aq) + HNO3 (aq) -----------> Mg(NO3)2 (aq) + H2S (g)

    In word equations:

    Magnesium Sulphide + Nitric acid ------> Magnesium nitrate and Hydrogen sulphide gas

    sorry I used the British spelling

    Source(s): I'm a nerd at chemistry.
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