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Extracting metals:
Reactivity series ­ the more reactive metal will displace the less reactive metal. Carbon can
also displace less reactive metals.
Rocks that contain metals are called metal ores. Some metals such as gold and silver are so
unreactive they are found in their native states.
Many metals are…

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Extracting Copper:
Copper is a transition metal. It is soft, easily bent and it is a good conductor of electricity. This
makes copper useful for electrical wiring. Copper does not react with water, which makes it
useful for plumbing.
Copper is purified by electrolysis. Electricity is passed through solutions containing…


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