Reactivity of metals - The Open University

Reactivity of metals

By The Open University

  • Release Date: 2012-11-01
  • Genre: Nature

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It’s astonishing that the vast majority of the naturally occurring elements in the Periodic Table are metals. Their ability to conduct heat and electricity and their malleability make them extremely useful materials. 
The first section of this multitouch book looks at some of the more socially and historically important metals, starting with gold and silver. It moves on to consider copper, tin and bronze (an alloy of copper and tin), and the most widely used metal, iron, without which the Industrial Revolution just wouldn’t have been possible. Section 2 looks more generally at the reactivity of metals, and it introduces the concept of an activity series that represents the relative ease with which metals react to form compounds. This book includes video clips and two interactive activities to enhance your understanding of the reactivity of metals. A student at A-level, International Baccalaureate, or K-12 level will be stretched by this content and teaching. If in doubt, download the free sample.