(i)Which metal reacts with hot boiling water to give metal hydroxide and with steam to give metal oxide.

(ii)Write the chemical equations involved.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 30th Apr, 2014, 03:22: PM

Expert Answer:

(i)Magnesium reacts with hot boiling water to give metal hydroxide and with steam to give metal oxide.

 (ii)Mg + 2H2O(hot water)——> Mg(OH)2 + H2

           Mg + H2O(steam)——> MgO + H2

Answered by  | 30th Apr, 2014, 05:22: PM