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what is the chemical reaction between the tin foil and the works toilet bowl cleaner? Answered

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KadenA1 (author)2016-04-18

hey there fellas im a lab worker at south-winn high school and i was wondering if u could tell me what is the chemical reaction between 100% aluminum and tin foil?? thanks men and women I appreciate it!!!!!!!!!!!!

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tylervitale (author)2010-04-29

 "The works" active ingredient is 20% Hydrochloric acid by volume. 
so...
6HCl + 2Al -> 2AlCl3+ 3H2
or, 6 moles of hydrochloric acid react with 2 moles of aluminum metal to produce 2 moles of aluminum trichloride and 3 moles of hydrogen gas.

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