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Magnesium can react with aqueous nitric acid, HNO3, to form hydrogen gas and magnesium nitrate. Write down the balanced chemical equation for this reaction, remembering to use the state symbols.

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  1. Mg + 2 HNO3 → Mg(NO3)2 + H2

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  2. Damon's equation is correct but the state symbols are not included in his answer.
    Mg is(s)
    HNO3 is (aq)
    H2 is (g)
    Mg(NO3)2 (aq)

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