Specification Point 2.15:
Understand how metals can be arranged in a reactivity series based on their reactions with: Water and Dilute Hydrochloric or Sulfuric Acid

Arrangement of Metals in Reactivity Series

Table Metal reactivity water and acids, Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry

Arrangement of Metals in Reactivity Series based on reaction with water and acids

  • The metals on top of the reactivity series will react more vigorously with water and dilute acids as they are more reactive
  • The metals at the bottom of the reactivity series will react slowly or will not react with water and dilute acids as they are less reactive

Reaction with Water

The table below shows how the metals from the reactivity series react with Water:

Table metal reaction with water, Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry

Reaction with Dilute Hydrochloric Acid or Sulfuric Acid

The table below shows how the metals from the reactivity series react with Dilute Acid:

Table metal reactions with dilute acid, Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry

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Jamie got a First class degree in Chemistry from Oxford University before going on to teach chemistry full time as a professional tutor. He’s put together these handy revision notes to match the Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry specification so you can learn exactly what you need to know for your exams.