Metals - Chemistry 1 Keywords

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Alloy
A mixture of metals (and sometimes non-metals).
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Bioleaching
Process of extracting the metals from ores using microorganisms.
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Blast furnace
The huge reaction vessels used in industry to extract iron from its ore.
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Displace
When one element takes the place of another in a compound.
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Electrolysis
The breakdown of a substance containing ions by electricity.
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High alloy-steel
Expensive alloy of iron mixed with relatively large proportions of other metals, for example, stainless steel which contains nickel and chromium along with iron.
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Low alloy-steel
Alloy of iron containing small amounts (1-5 per cent) of other metals.
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Ore
Rock which contains enough metal to make it economically worthwhile to extract the metal.
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Phytomining
The process of extracting of metals from ores using plants.
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Reactivity series
A list of elements in order of their reactivity. The most reactive element is put at the top of the list.
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Reduction
A reaction in which oxygen is removed (or electrons are gained).
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Smelting
Heating a metal ore in order to extract its metal.
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Process of extracting the metals from ores using microorganisms.

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Bioleaching

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The huge reaction vessels used in industry to extract iron from its ore.

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When one element takes the place of another in a compound.

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The breakdown of a substance containing ions by electricity.

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