Chemistry Metal Activity Assignment Essay

Submitted By Sasitha-Athukorala
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METAL
OBSERVATIONS ABOUT THE METAL
OBSERVATIONS ABOUT THE SOLUTION
Magnesium
Brittle
Shiny
Opaque
No reaction
Dissolved solution
Calcium
Shiny
Brittle
Dark colored metal
Opaque
No reaction
Dissolved solution
Iron
Shiny metal

Color change
Dissolved solution
Reaction occurred
Copper
Very shiny piece of metal
Bronze colored
Color change
Dissolved solution
Reaction occurred
Zinc
Dull metal
Brittle
Dissolved solution
No reaction opaque Silver
Very shiny piece of metal
Brittle and hard
Opaque
No reaction
Dissolved solution
Lead
Dull
Brittle
Dissolved solution
No reaction
Opaque

Magnesium reacting with
Water
HCL
CuSo4
Pb(No3)2
ZnSo4
-no reaction

-gas is produced
-reaction occurred
-strip of magnesium is fully dissolved
-color change occurred
-magnesium is beginning to dissolve or separate
-gas is produced
-change in color of the strip of magnesium
-Gas produced
-strip of magnesium is beginning to dissolve

Calcium
Water
-Gas is produced
-Precipitate formed
-The strip of calcium is fully dissolved

Iron
Water
HCL
CuSo4
Pb(No3)2
ZnSo4
-no reaction
-bubbles begin to form
-Gas is produced
-somewhat of a color change occurred
-color change
-the nail changed color
-also the copper sulfate changed color to blue
-reaction took place
-the nail became dull and lost its shininess
-no reaction

Copper
HCL
AgNo3
Pb(No3)2
ZnSo4
-no reaction occurred
- reaction has occurred
-new substances have formed
-it is very difficult/impossible to reverse the reaction

-no reaction occurred
-no reaction ocurred

Zinc
Water
HCL
MgSo4
-no reaction
- Gas is produced
-reaction occurred
-no reaction

Silver
HCL
Pb(NO3)2
ZnSo4
-no reaction
-no reaction
-no reaction

Lead
HCL
CuSo4
MgSO4
AgNO3
-no reaction
-Color change in the copper sulfate and the strip of magnesium
-No reaction
-hard to reverse the reaction
-new substances created
-color change

POST LAB

1. Calcium
Magnesium
Zinc
Iron
Lead
Copper
Silver

2. a. no reaction
b. no reaction
c. Fe (s) + 3AgNO3 (aq) = 3Ag + (s) + Fe(NO3)3 (aq)
NIE: 3 Ag +1 (aq) + Fe(s) = 3Ag (s) + Fe +3 (aq)
d. no reaction
e. Ca(s) + 2AgNO3(aq) = Ca(NO3)2(aq) + 2 Ag(s)
NIE: Ca(s) + 2Ag +1 (aq) = Ca+2 (aq) + 2Ag(s)

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