Zinc liberates hydrogen gas when reacted with dilute hydrochloric acid, whereas copper does not. Explain why?

AcademicChemistryNCERTClass 10

Zinc is more reactive than copper as Zinc is placed above Hydrogen and Copper is placed below hydrogen in the activity series of metals. Due to this reason, Zinc reacts with HCl whereas Copper will not react.
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