Revision checklist Metals and their uses

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  • What is an ore?
  • What type of metals are found in their native state?
  • How are most metals found?
  • What type of compound are metals extracted from using a reduction with carbon?
  • What machinery is used in a reduction reaction?
  • How are metals which are more reactive than carbon extracted?
  • What is the problem with this method?
  • What metal is most commonly extracted by smelting?
  • What is wrong with the supply of this metal?
  • What is phytomining?
  • What is bioleaching?
  • When and why are these methods used?
  • How does


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