Chemistry:The Reactivity Series

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Chemistry

The reactivity series

Reactive and unreactive

magnesium burning above a bunsen burner (http://www.bbc.co.uk/staticarchive/1a76e692709526a2677fc32b4b856907fb685388.jpg)

Magnesium burns very brightly when heated in air

Some metals are very unreactive. That means they do not easily take part in chemical reactions. For example platinum does not react with oxygen in the air, even if it is heated in a Bunsen burner flame.

Some metals are very reactive. They easily take part in chemical reactions to make new substances.

Magnesium is like this. If…

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