The reactivity series
The reactivity series is the list of metals placed in order of their reactivity. One way to remember this order is to learn this silly sentence:
1 of 49
potassium sodium calcium magnesium aluminium zinc iron lead copper silver gold
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What is the order of metals?
2 of 49
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How does reactivity affect extraction?
er gni saer c ni
The reactivity of a metal determines how it is extracted.
3 of 49
potassium sodium calcium magnesium aluminium (carbon) zinc iron lead (hydrogen) copper silver gold platinum
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Recap of metal reactivity