Hydrogen gas is not evolved when nitric acid reacts with metals but magnesium and manganese metals react with nitric acid to produce hydrogen gas,why??HOW?
Nitric acid is a string oxidizing agent. So as soon as hydrogen gas is formed in the reaction between a metal and nitric acid, the nitric acid oxidizes hydrogen gas to water and itself get reduced to any of nitrogen oxides. Thus nitric acid does not release hydrogen gas upon reaction with metals.