Project 5 out of 20
It’s metal vs. metal as you see which are the best conductors.Order Now
In the Metal Reactions experiment, you’ll put different metals against each other to determine which is the best conductor. Using what you’ve learned so far about atoms, the periodic table, elements, electrons, and reactivity, you’ll observe what happens when you put metals into different solutions. Follow the step-by-step instructions and diagrams to set up your experiment, paying close attention to the safety procedures and tips from the Online Classroom. Note what happens in each different solution and record the reactions using your smartphone and the included stand. You’ll compare the reactions to each other, noting what happens with zinc, tin, and copper. Based on your observations and knowledge of the metal reactivity series, you’ll determine which is the most reactive metal.
What you'll receive in the Metal Reactions project kit:
Found in the Starter Kit:
Smartphone Macro Lens
Red Bottle Cap
Copper (II) Sulfate
Sodium Hydrogen Sulfate
Tin (II) Chloride
Expand your understanding of chemistry concepts as you conduct experiments that focus on metals and their reactivity.
Visualizing Metal Reactivity. See what happens when different metals react and undergo chemical reactions.
The Reactivity Series of Metals. Find out how the order of this series determines the outcome of chemical reactions.
Metals as Conductors of Electricity. Figure out which metals would make the most effective wires.
Visualizing Metal Reactivity
The Reactivity Series of Metals
Metals as Conductors of Electricity
Welcome to the reactivity series! Learn why certain metals are better conductors of electricity as you experiment with and observe metallic reactions in real time. In Lesson 5, you’ll be introduced to the reactivity series of metals and how this organizes metals based on their ability to easily lose electrons. You’ll conduct experiments that will demonstrate how the order of the reactivity series determines the outcomes of chemical reactions, forming new substances. Begin to unlock an understanding of how different compounds are formed, and why specific metals are used for certain applications in real life. Grab your safety goggles and get started!