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Chapter 13: Properties of Metals Metals. 1. Ductile 2. Malleable 3. Good conductors of electricity 4. Good conductors of heat 5. Shiny 6. High melting.

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1 Chapter 13: Properties of Metals Metals

2 1. Ductile 2. Malleable 3. Good conductors of electricity 4. Good conductors of heat 5. Shiny 6. High melting points & boiling points 7. High density 8. Strength

3  Metals are generally solids. [Recall: Particulate Models of Matter]  Simplified diagram of a metal:

4  Metals have high density because there is little empty space between the atoms. Atoms are packed close together in a metal.

5 Push  In pure metals, atoms of the same size are packed regularly in layers.  Metals are malleable and ductile because the layers of atoms can slide over each other easily when a force is applied.

6  Group I metals:  Low melting point  Low density (it floats on water)  Mercury:  Liquid at room temperature  Low melting point

7 All metals conduct electricity.

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9 Would you use pure metal or an alloy to make your armour?

10  Mixtures of a metal with another element  For example,  Bronze: copper and tin  Brass: copper and zinc  Stainless steel: iron, chromium, nickel and carbon

11  In an alloy, the atoms have different sizes. Arrangement of atoms in alloy

12 PUSH  The different sizes of the atoms  disrupts the orderly layers of atoms, and  makes it more difficult for the layers to slide over each other.

13 PUSH  They are harder and stronger.

14 2. They are more resistant to corrosion. E.g. Brass [copper, zinc] is more resistant to corrosion than pure copper. 3. It lowers the melting points of metals. E.g. Solder [tin, lead] has lower m.p. than pure tin or pure lead, and can be used to join metals. 3. It improves the appearance. E.g. Pewter [Tin, antimony, copper] looks more beautiful than pure tin.

15 Decorative ornaments Bright, shiny, looks like silver Tin, antimony, copper Pewter For joining metals Low melting pointTin, lead Solder Cutlery, utensilsResistant to corrosion, strong Iron, chromium, nickel, carbon Stainless Steel Coins, musical instruments Does not corrode easily; looks like gold Copper, zinc Brass UsesPropertiesCompositionAlloy

16 Do you think metals react in the same manner?

17  may react more or less violently than others  the metal that reacts more vigorously is said to be more reactive than the other metal  metals have different reactivities

18 Reactivity Series of Metals  An arrangement of metals in order of their ease of reaction, beginning with the most reactive  The position of a metal in the series determines  Reactions of the metal with various reagents  Displacement of one metal from its compound by another metal  Method of extraction of a metal from its ore.

19 MetalReaction with water SodiumReacts very fast with cold water, sometimes with explosion, produces sodium hydroxide and H2(which may catch fire and explode) PotassiumExplodes with cold water, potassium hydroxide and H2 produced a lot of heat given off, H2 gas burns in air CalciumReacts readily with cold water, calcium hydroxide obtained together with lots of bubbles of H2 ZincNo reaction with cold water; hot zinc burns in steam to produce zinc oxide and H2 IronNo reaction with cold water, rusting occurs slowly in the presence of air. Red hot iron reacts slowly with steam to produce iron oxide and H2 SilverNo reaction under any condition CopperNo reaction under any condition MagnesiumReacts very slowly with cold water; a few bubbles of H2 gas produced; magnesium hydroxide solution obtained. Hot magnesium burns to produce magnesium oxide and hydrogen gas; H2 burns in air.

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21 Revealing the True Order (Hydrogen) Copper Silver Potassium Sodium Calcium Magnesium Zinc Iron

22 Reaction with water/steam  Metal + (cold) Water  Metal hydroxide + Hydrogen  Example:  Potassium + Water  Potassium hydroxide + Hydrogen  2K(s) + 2H 2 O(l)  2KOH(aq) +H 2 (g)  Metal + Steam  Metal oxide + Hydrogen  Example:  Magnesium + Steam  Magnesium oxide + Hydrogen  Mg(s)+ H 2 O(g)  MgO(s) + H 2 (g)

23 Reaction with dilute hydrochloric acid  Metal + Hydrochloric acid  Metal chloride + Hydrogen  Example:  Magnesium + Hydrochloric Acid  Magnesium chloride + Hydrogen  Mg(s) + 2HCl(aq)  MgCl 2 (aq) + H 2 (g)

24 24 Potassium Sodium Calcium Magnesium Aluminium Zinc Iron Tin Lead (Hydrogen) Copper Silver Gold Please Stop Calling Me A Zebra I Think Larry Hoo Can See Girls Reactivity increases Most reactive Least reactive

25 Be Creative!  Come up with your set of mnemonics  Share it with the class!  5mins to Brainstorm

26  Aluminium does not appear to react with water or steam. Shouldn’t it be lower in the reactivity series?

27  A thin layer of aluminium oxide protects the metal from reacting. What happens when this layer of oxide is removed?  Aluminium will react with steam a little less vigorously than magnesium, according to the reactivity series.

28  Predict chemical reactions of metals E.g. Copper does not react with water under any condition. We can predict that gold will also have no reaction with water since it is less reactive than copper.

29  When metals react with water/dilute acid, they lose electrons to become ions. The more readily a metal gives up electrons to form ions, the more reactive it is.  Reactivity Series: A measure of how easily a metal gives up electrons to form positive ions.

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31  Atom becomes bigger  Increase in number of electron shells Nucleus Weaker attractive force between nucleus and valence electron + Valence electron (-) Valence electron escapes easily Valence electron (-) + Strong attractive force between nucleus and valence electron Nucleus

32  Metals  Non-metals  Increase in tendency to lose electrons rather than gain electrons SodiumChlorine

33 So… What have we learnt?

34 Summary  The higher the metal in the reactivity series, the more reactive the metal  The more reactive the metal, the more violent are the reaction with HCl and water  Reaction of metal with HCl  Metal + HCl  Metal chloride + Hydrogen  Reaction of metal with water/steam  Metal + Water  Metal hydroxide + Hydrogen  Metal + Steam  Metal oxide + Hydrogen


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