Which of the following reactions represents the laboratory preparation of hydrogen?

A. C(s) + H 2 O(l) → CO(g) + H2(g)
B. 2Na(s) + 2H2O(l) → 2NaOH(aq) + H2(g)
C. Zn(s) + 2HCI(aq) → ZnCI2(aq) + H2(g)
D. Cu(s) + H2O(l) → CuO(s) + H2(g)
E. 2AI(s) + 3H2O(l) → Al2O3(s) + 3H2(g)

Correct Answer: Option C

C. Zn(s) + 2HCI(aq) → ZnCI2(aq) + H2(g)