Metals and their uses

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  • Summary of Metals and their uses.
    • Metals are extracted from rocks, known as ores, which contain a large amount of the metal's compound.
    • Copper ores are of low quality. Phytomining and bioleaching are used to obtain copper compounds to use as ores.
    • Metals that are more reactive than carbon are extracted by electrolysis. Metals that are less reactive are extracted by heating them with carbon.
    • Transition metals have many uses based on their properties. Many pure metals are improved by mixing with others to form alloys.

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