Robert Taylor

How to make a chemical

Discussion created by Robert Taylor on Feb 5, 2015

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

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