What Are Some Patterns in Metal Activity?
This post will go through some patterns in metal activity for Prelim Chemistry.
Topic: Predicting Reactions of Metal
- Analyse patterns in metal activity on the periodic table and explain why they correlate with, for example:
- Ionisation energy
- Atomic radius
Patterns in Metal Activity
This video will go through some general reactivity trends across the periodic table.
See if you can apply your knowledge of the ionisation energy (energy required to expel an electron from an atom), electronegativity (ability to attract electrons to atom) and atomic radii (half the distance between two neighbouring nuclei of the same element) trends on the periodic table.
Reactivity generally increases from the centre of the periodic table to the left (recall the right-hand side has non-metals), and also from the top of the periodic table down. This video will go through patterns of reactivity for group 1.
This video also goes through some notes on reactivity trends.