Lab:Displacement reactions between metals and their salts
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|Displacement reactions between metals and their salts|
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| Duration: 30-35 mins|
No. of parts: 1
RSC Practical Chemistry?: Yes
Some metals are more reactive than others. In this experiment, a strip of metal is added to a solution of a compound of another metal. A more reactive metal displaces (pushes out) a less reactive metal from its compound. In carrying out the experiment, students investigate competition reactions of metals and arrive at a reactivity series of the four metals they use.
- Student experiment; also available in PDF format
- Teacher and technician notes on the experiment; also available in PDF format
This experiment has been adapted from Practical Chemistry: http://practicalchemistry.org/experiments/displacement-reactions-between-metals-and-their-salts,304,EX.html
A number of other experiments on the website also illustrate the competition principle.