The reaction between lead and hydrochloric acid
The chloride produced in the reaction between lead and hydrochloric acid is lead (II) chloride.
|Lead||+||Hydrochloric acid||→||Lead (II) chloride||+||Hydrogen|
The reaction between hydrochloric acid and lead is very slow, producing only a few small bubbles of hydrogen gas. Lead is not used as a protective coating on other metals as it is poisonous.