What Is The Balanced Equation When Magnesium Reacts With Sodium Chloride?


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amber Jhon answered
Sodium is a chemical element and present in the first group of periodic table. Magnesium is also an element and present in the second group of periodic table. Sodium is an alkali metal and magnesium is an alkaline metal. Magnesium reacts with sodium chloride to yield magnesium chloride and sodium metal.

NaCl ------ > Na+1 + Cl-1

Mg ------ > Mg+2 + 2e-1

2Na+1 + 2e-1------ > 2Na

The balanced chemical equation for the reaction is;

Mg + 2NaCl ------ > MgCl2 + 2Na
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Anonymous commented
There should be no reaction because in the Activity Series of Metals, sodium(Na) is higher than magnesiun(Mg). Therefore, there is no way magnesium can displace sodium in sodium chloride. I object to what Amber22 have answered; I believe my point is correct because it is purely based on scienific claims and facts.
Anonymous commented
This answer is wrong because Na is more reactive than mg and so this reaction cannot take place

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