Reactions of Metals
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Reactions of Metals

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Lithium, potassium and sodium are all metals which react with cold water. Metals form a reactivity series which can be used to predict their reactions. The most reactive metals, such as sodium, will react with cold water to produce hydrogen and the metal hydroxide.

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Some acid is put onto strips of metal. What would you see if the metals react?
Color change
Some bubbles of gas
Zinc is more reactive than copper, so can take its place in a reaction with copper sulfate. Which is the correct word equation?
Zinc + copper + sulfate → zinc sulfate + copper
Zinc + copper sulfate → zinc + sulfate + copper
Zinc + copper sulfate → zinc sulfate + copper
Zinc sulfate + copper → zinc + copper sulfate
A metal which has been used for pipes and in coins because it has little reaction with air or water is .......
If a metal reacts with a dilute acid, the products will be .......
a salt and carbon dioxide gas
a salt and hydrogen gas
a salt and water
hydrogen gas and carbon dioxide gas
The salt depends on the acid used
Reactive metals can take the place of a less reactive metal in some reactions. This is known as .......
Metal carbonates react with acids to produce carbon dioxide gas. It can be tested for using .......
a glowing splint
a lighted splint
universal indicator
The limewater turns cloudy (milky)
Metals are .......
good conductors of heat and electricity
magnetic materials
poor conductors of heat and electricity
usually liquids or gasses at room temperature
The metals lithium, sodium and potassium (which react with cold water) are found in which group of the periodic table?
They are called the alkali metals
Using your knowledge of metals and their reactions, which list places the metals in order of DECREASING reactivity?
Copper, gold, zinc, iron
Iron, magnesium, sodium, copper
Sodium, magnesium, iron, copper
Zinc, gold, copper, sodium
Magnesium ribbon reacts with acid. It will react more vigorously if .......
less magnesium is added
more acid is added
more water is added
the acid is warmed up
Author:  Sue Davison

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