0 Replies Latest reply on Feb 5, 2015 7:24 AM by Robert Taylor

    How to make a chemical

    Robert Taylor

      Hi,

       

      I am by no mean a chemist, but I was doing some research for a person project of mine. Thus, I wanted to know if the Magnesium in the following reaction can be replaced with another compound/element? (Ex. Fe) If so, what compound/elements would be an equivalent substitute in theory to achieve the following goal of the compound CaH2?

       

      CaO + Mg + H2 → CaH2 + MgO



      If not, can there be a substitute in this reaction?



      CaCl2 + H2 + 2 Na → CaH2 + 2 NaCl



      Let me know when you get the chance.



      Thanks,



      Robert Taylor