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extractio/use metals


definition of ore? a rock that contains enough metal for it to be worth being mined
only the most unreactive elements (such as what?) occur as what? Only the most unreactive metals, such as silver and gold, occur as elements in their ores.
the rest of the metals are found as what? compounds, therefore they have to be extracted
the method of extraction is linked to what? the position of the metal in the reactivity series
The more reactive metals are what and why? harder to extract as they are better at 'keeping hold' of the elements in their compound
reactivity series acronym: Please stop lovely calling my aunt carol zelda cause she's gone
elements above carbon in the reactivity series have to be extracted using: electrolysis
elements below carbon in the reactivity series have be extracted using: the blast the furnace
silver and gold extration: don't!! because they are found as pure elements
Created by: eloiseis