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Chemistry Edexcel GCSE:
Transition Metals

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Edexcel triple science only (not for double science students).

1. Most metals on the Periodic Table are ...
  • A.   alkali metals
  • B.   transition metals
  • C.   rare earth metals
  • D.   alkaline earth metals
2. What is a property of ALL metals?
  • A.   low melting point
  • B.   act as catalysts
  • C.   low density
  • D.   conduct electricity

3. Which row describes the properties of a typical transition metal?

  Melting Point Density
A high high
B high low
C low high
D low low

4. Which element is most likely to be a transition metal?

  Melting Point /°C Colour of sulfate
A 1465 white
B 137 white
C 1276 green
D 126 blue

5. The following statements relate to the extraction of metals:

I. Metal and its compounds exhibit catalytic activity
II. Low density
III. Forms coloured compounds

Which are properties of a typical transition metal?

  • A.   I and II only
  • B.   I and III only
  • C.   II and III only
  • D.   I, II and III

6. Chromium is a transition metal.

Which row gives the expected properties of chromium?

  Density Melting Point Colour of chloride
A low high white
B high low coloured
C high high white
D high high coloured
7. Corrosion of a metal is due to ...
  • A.   oxidation of the metal
  • B.   reduction of the metal
  • C.   combustion of the metal
  • D.   displacement of the metal


8. Iron rusts slowly in the presence of water. Name one other substance which MUST be present for iron to rust.


Rusting Bridge:Rikkerst Pixabay
  • A.   salt
  • B.   nitrogen
  • C.   oxygen
  • D.   air
9. Galvanising is one method used to prevent iron from rusting.

What metal is used to galvanise iron and how does the method work?

  Metal used  How method works
A tin  Tin is more reactive than iron so reacts instead
B tin Tin acts as a barrier to water
C zinc Zinc is more reactive than iron so reacts instead
D zinc Zinc acts as a barrier to water
10. Which method will not prevent an iron object from rusting?
  • A.   painting the object
  • B.   wrapping the object in a paper towel
  • C.   coating with object with grease
  • D.   electroplating the object with chromium