Emalia M.

asked • 06/23/21

An American penny is composed of a zinc core coated in copper...

An American penny is composed of a zinc core coated in copper. Suppose that some of the copper is filed away, exposing the zinc, and placed in a solution of hydrochloric acid.


 Will the exposed zinc react with the hydrochloric acid? Why or why not?




Will the copper part of the penny react with the hydrochloric acid? Why or why not?

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