What is the rate law for reaction of solid Mg with HCl?

I am undertaking an A-level chemistry investigation on the subject matter of rates of reaction. We are studying the rates of reaction of magnesium with various acids. Please can you tell me what the order of reaction is in the reaction between magnesium and sulphuric acid, this would help me greatly.
Craig 6/24/99

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The reaction rate depends on the surface area of the magnesium as well as on the hydrogen ion concentration. See J. P. Birk, D. L. Walters, "Pressure measurements to determine the rate law of the magnesium-hydrochloric acid reaction", Journal of Chemical Education, v. 70, p 587 (1993).

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