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
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:
Reaction with Dilute Hydrochloric Acid or Sulfuric Acid
The table below shows how the metals from the reactivity series react with Dilute Acid:
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