Q. 42 A4.6( 18 Votes )

Explain why, metals usually do not liberate hydrogen gas with dilute nitric acid.

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Nitric acid is strong oxidizing agent so metals do not liberate Hydrogen gas when they reacts with metals. That is why when Hydrogen gas is liberated during the reaction of dilute nitric acid and any metal, they get oxidized to form water. So they usually do not liberate hydrogen gas.

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