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Chemistry µGCSE:

Metal Properties + Reactivity

10 quick questions - for GCSE and iGCSE

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10 minutes maximum! (can you do it in 5?)

 
1. Which statement is true for ALL metals?
  • A.   They are weak and brittle
  • B.   They do not conduct electricity when solid
  • C.   They melt at low temperatures when heated
  • D.   Their atoms lose one or more electrons when they react
2. Lead is a typical metal. Which of the following is NOT a property of lead?
  • A.   It can be hammered into shape
  • B.   It has a low density
  • C.   It forms covalent compounds
  • D.   It conducts heat
3. Element Q is a solid element which forms a basic oxide, forms an alloy and is below hydrogen in the reactivity series. Element Q could be …..
  • A.   copper
  • B.   carbon
  • C.   zinc
  • D.   sulfur

4. Which one of the following is a metallic element?

  Electrical conductivity (solid) Electrical conductivity (liquid)
A low low
B low high
C high low
D high high

5. Which one of the following substances could be magnesium metal?

  Malleability Reaction with
hydrochloric acid
A bends no reaction
B breaks no reaction
C bends Reacts giving effervescence
D breaks Reacts giving effervescence

6. Which of the following is true about the reactivity of metals?

  The more reactive a metal the ….. A more reactive metal will ……
A greater its tendency to form positive ions not displace a less reactive metal from a compound
B greater its tendency to form positive ions displace a less reactive metal from a compound
C less its tendency to form positive ions not displace a less reactive metal from a compound
D less its tendency to form positive ions displace a less reactive metal from a compound

 

7. Four metals reacted as follows:

Metal With cold water With acid
W Reacts very slowly Slow reaction
X No reaction Slow reaction
Y Fast reaction Violent reaction
Z No reaction No reaction
 
The four metals, W, X, Y, Z in order of decreasing reactivity are …..
  • A.   Y, W, X, Z
  • B.   Y, W, Z, X
  • C.   Z, X, W, Y
  • D.   X, Z, W, Y
8. The results of two experiments are summarized in the following word equations:

Zinc + nickel oxide  zinc oxide + nickel

Nickel + platinum oxide  nickel oxide + platinum

 

These three metals in order of increasing reactivity are …….

  • A.   platinum, nickel, zinc,
  • B.   nickel, platinum, zinc
  • C.   zinc, nickel, platinum
  • D.   nickel, zinc, platinum

9. Some reactions of three metals are listed in the table below:

Metal Does metal react with dilute acid? Is the metal oxide reduced by carbon?
R yes no
S yes yes
T no yes
 

    The order of reactivity of these metals is …..

  Most reactive to least reactive
A R T S
B R S T
C S R T
D T R S
10. A violent reaction occurs when iron(III)oxide reacts with aluminium powder. The equation for the reaction is:

Fe2O3 + 2Al  2Fe + Al2O3

thermite reaction
Author:Caesium Fluoride | CC 3.0

The substance that is oxidized in this reaction is ……

  • A.   iron(III)oxide
  • B.   aluminium
  • C.   iron
  • D.   aluminium oxide