Re-activity of Metals in Oxygen , Water and Acids

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  • Created on: 02-06-13 20:08

Oxygen

Metal + Oxygen = Metal Oxide

E.g. Iron + Oxygen = Iron Oxide

This reaction is known as Oxidation

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Water

Metal + Water = Metal Hydroxide + Hydrogen 

E.g. Magnesium + Water = Magnesium Hydroxide + Hydrogen

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Acid

Types of Acid

Hydrochloric Acid = Metal Chloride

Nitric Acid = Metal Nitrate

Phosphoric Acid = Metal Phosphate

Sulfuric Acid = Metal Sulfate

Metal + Acid = Metal Salt + Hydrogen

E.g. Magnesium + Nitric Acid = Magnesium Nitrate + Hydrogen 

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