Symbol equations are very similar, except we use the symbols from the periodic table and we have to give the state of each reactant and product. The state goes in the subscript after the element/compound.
Task: Discuss with your partner, what are the four states of matter that we use in chemistry?
Aqueous means that it is dissolved in solution
(l) is very uncommon in Year 11, (aq) is much more common
TASK: Write a symbol equation for this reaction
Ella puts 1cm of magnesium strip in 5ml of dilute hydrochloric acid and observes hydrogen gas put off and that the magnesium dissolves into magnesium chloride.