Investigating the reactivity of metals

This lesson will look at the reaction of metals and acids, using this reaction to investigate the reactivity of metals. There is a focus on the working scientifically skill of identifying variables.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.What is meant by oxidation?

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Q2.In this equation which substance is being oxidised?

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Q3.What is meant by reduction?

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Q4.Which substance is being reduced in this equation?

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Q5.What is an ore?

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Q6.What element is used to extract metals from their ore?

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Q7.When a metal is extracted from its ore, is the ore undergoing oxidation or reduction?

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Q8.Calcium oxide and copper oxide are both heated with carbon. Only copper metal forms. Which answer is the best explanation for this?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Question 8

Q1.What is meant by oxidation?

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Q2.In this equation which substance is being oxidised?

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Q3.What is meant by reduction?

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Q4.Which substance is being reduced in this equation?

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Q5.What is an ore?

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Q6.What element is used to extract metals from their ore?

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Q7.When a metal is extracted from its ore, is the ore undergoing oxidation or reduction?

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Q8.Calcium oxide and copper oxide are both heated with carbon. Only copper metal forms. Which answer is the best explanation for this?

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Investigating the Reactivity of Metals

This quiz will assess your learning from this lesson and previous learning

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Q1.(Revision) What is reduction?

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Q2.(Revision) What is being oxidised in the reaction below?

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Q3.Which of these is a key feature of ALL chemical reactions?

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Q4.What is meant by an independent variable?

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Q5.A student changed the concentration of acid reacted with 0.2g of zinc and timed how long it took the reaction to finish. Which is the dependent variable in this reaction?

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Q6.A student changed the concentration of acid reacted with 0.2g of zinc and timed how long it took the reaction to finish. Which variable would the mass of zinc be described as in this investigation?

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Q7.What word will you never use when discussing variables?

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Q8.Three metals X, Y and Z were reacted with acid and the maximum temperature change was recorded. The results were X = 34⁰C, Y = 14⁰C and Z = 77⁰C. Use the results to put the metals in order of reactivity, least to most reactive.

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Q9.Which is the correct general equation for the reaction of metals and acids?

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Quiz:

Investigating the Reactivity of Metals

This quiz will assess your learning from this lesson and previous learning

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Question 8

Question 9

Q1.(Revision) What is reduction?

1/9

Q2.(Revision) What is being oxidised in the reaction below?

2/9

Q3.Which of these is a key feature of ALL chemical reactions?

3/9

Q4.What is meant by an independent variable?

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Q5.A student changed the concentration of acid reacted with 0.2g of zinc and timed how long it took the reaction to finish. Which is the dependent variable in this reaction?

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Q6.A student changed the concentration of acid reacted with 0.2g of zinc and timed how long it took the reaction to finish. Which variable would the mass of zinc be described as in this investigation?

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Q7.What word will you never use when discussing variables?

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Q8.Three metals X, Y and Z were reacted with acid and the maximum temperature change was recorded. The results were X = 34⁰C, Y = 14⁰C and Z = 77⁰C. Use the results to put the metals in order of reactivity, least to most reactive.

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Q9.Which is the correct general equation for the reaction of metals and acids?

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Lesson summary: Investigating the reactivity of metals

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