AQA - C1a 2.1 - Extracting Metals

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  • Created on: 16-11-09 18:09

How do we extract metals?

This depends on where the metal is in the reactivity series.

Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Magnesium, Aluminium, Carbon, Zink, Iron, Tin, Lead, Copper, Silver, Gold, Platimun

(i have made a note about the reactivity series which includes a rhyme on how to remember them)

Potassium - Aluminium are very confusing. They have to be extracted from their ores by complicated processes.

Zinc - Platinum can be extracted from their ores by carbon because


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