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9 Reactivity

Patterns of reactivity keywords

When a substance reacts with oxygen to form an oxide. oxidised
A substance that reacts with many other substances, or reacts very easily. reactive
A substance that reacts with few other substances, or reacts very slowly or not at all. unreactive
When something (such as stone or metal) reacts with chemicals in the air or water and gets worn away. corrode
A compound formed when something reacts with oxygen. oxide
A list of metals which shows them in order of their reactivity, with the most reactive at the top. Reactivity Series
Compounds containing sulfur and oxygen. sulfates
A compound made when acids react with metals or bases. salt
Forces holding particles together. bonds
When one element takes the place of another in a compound – a type of substitution. displace
A reaction where one element takes the place of another in a compound. displacement reaction
A process where electricity is used to split compounds apart, normally to produce an element. electrolysis
Something used to describe how a material behaves and what it is like. Hardness is a property of some solids. properties
Created by: grovebiol