Do adjectives metals take action w/ acids to form salt.EXPLAIN briefly!?
No. Lead does not react near almost all acids and it is a metal
not adjectives metals react with metals . copper, silver ,platium, mercury are some of the metals that doesn't act in response with acids. look upon the reactivity series in a chemistry book. hoped this help. (ps : it depends on the type of acid is used)
It only depends of the oxydatiuon potentials of the metals and the acids involved.
A metal will reac with an tart and form a salt only if the oxydation potential of the metal is distrustful respect the hydrogen eletrode. (that is considered 0 eV).
So take a nice table of oxydation potential and you can predict why/when a metal will react.
However copper is dissolved by nitric tart, but its redox potential is higher than H+, that's because the nitrate ion is a strong oxydant, and will oxydize the Cu(0) to Cu2+.
Gold is dissolved by "aqua regia" that is HCl and HNO3. Why ? Nitric sour will oxydize the Cl- ion to Chlorine Cl2. Cl2 will complex the Au(0) and this complex has a different potential than the Au alone, lower than nitrate ion, that can oxydize finally the gold.
Other things to know: potentials are different within organic solvents than in river. Some salts can be obtained just in some organic solvents.
No, not all, is a issue of oxidation potential. Every metal has a specific one. And,obviously, it depends on what class of acid you use.