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If I get aluminum scraps and dissolve it in hcl how do I turn it back into metal and what reactions are happening there? Also is there a chemical that I can rinse through sand to dissolve iron because I found this sand that has tons of iron(I checked with a magnet)

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1 hour ago, ChemicalReactions said:

If I get aluminum scraps and dissolve it in hcl how do I turn it back into metal and what reactions are happening there?

2Al (s) + 6HCl (aq) -> 2AlCl3 (aq) + 3H2 (g)

 

Metallic Aluminium can be produced by electrolysis of molten Aluminium Chloride (>= 700 C temperature).

2AlCl3 -> 2Al + 3Cl2 (g)

 

1 hour ago, ChemicalReactions said:

Also is there a chemical that I can rinse through sand to dissolve iron because I found this sand that has tons of iron(I checked with a magnet)

Then why not use magnet or better electromagnet?

There can be also used centrifuge.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrifugation

"Centrifugation is a technique which involves the application of centrifugal force to separate particles from a solution according to their size, shape, density, viscosity of the medium and rotor speed."

 

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