Questions tagged [metal]

For questions about metals in general and their physical or chemical properties. For characteristic properties and reactions of d and f block metals specifically, use the [transition-metals] and [rare-earth-elements] tags respectively instead.

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KCl + CuCl2 in solution, is there a reaction?

I'm wondering if the reaction of $\ce{KCl + CuCl2}$ in solution (aq) will produce any products (have a net ionic equation/solid precipitate)? Using the metal activity series, I see that potassium is ...
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Order of Solubility [duplicate]

Why solubility of alkaline earth metals decreases down the group? In my book, it is given that solubility of earth metals increases down the group $$\ce{BeSO4 > MgSO4 > CaSO4 > SrSO3 > ...
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How to speed up corrosion of magnesium?

For an experiment, I need a corroded magnesium, but I got fresh mill cutoffs. Is there I way to speed up the corrosion process? Actually would like to simulate a crushed magnesium rod, that spend ...
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How do I find the diameter of an aluminum atom from its density and atomic mass? [closed]

I am supposed to find the diameter of an aluminum atom using data given by my teacher. Here is the data: \begin{array}{cc} \text{Density of Aluminum}& \pu{2.70 g/cm3}\\ \text{Atomic Mass of ...
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How does density of alkali metals increase down the group?

Size of alkali metals increases down the group, so volume also shows increment, and since volume is inversely proportional to density, how does density also increase down the group?
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Why is bismuthine (BiH3, or bismuth trihydride) unstable if bismuth is considered to be the most stable heavy element?

Bismuth-209 is considered to be the most stable heavy element, though it is weakly radioactive. Given that, why does bismuthine ($\ce{BiH3}$, or bismuth trihydride) have a half-life of only 20 ...
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Why are some metals ferromagnetic?

Why are $\ce{Fe}$ and $\ce{Ni}$ ferromagnetic? $\ce{Fe}$ has metallic bonds, which is the electrostatic attraction between the positive metal ions and delocalized electrons. Is it due to these ...
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What happens when aluminum reacts with tert butyl alcohol? [closed]

I wanted to know that what happens when aluminum reacts with tert butyl alcohol..?
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Why do we say metals are monoatomic in nature?

Are metals monoatomic or polyatomic in nature? For in crystalline form they also form molecular orbitals.
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Trying to figure out what these elements have in common [closed]

I have an old periodic table and I marked five metals from groups 1A and 2A with dots to indicate something about them. Only all this time later I can't figure out what exactly it was. I've been ...
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does metal coupling decrease the rate of corrosion?

Corrosion is a gradual destruction of materials, usually metals, by chemical reaction with its environment. Corrosion is mostly a big issue in metals like iron, zinc, aluminium and alloys like brass ...
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Out of 3 acids which would react [duplicate]

If I had a product that contained Hydrochloric phosphoric and hydrofluoric acidenter image description here and reacted those acids with zinc without the presence of H2O2 what would my final product ...
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How two neutral atoms are together with no force between [duplicate]

How sodium atoms exist together when they all have unstability due to an extra electron present in their outermost shell? I mean how two neutral atoms Na atoms are existing together in form of white ...
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questions for my 13 year old's STEM class. (Users of Potassium) [closed]

Would you please answer the following questions for my 13 year old girl's STEM class? Do you have a story about a time something went wrong using Potassium? What are some of the precautions you ...
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How is a metal's relative resistance to oxidation relate to it's position in the reactivity series? [closed]

How does a metal's relative resistance to oxidation relate to its position in the reactivity series?
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Extraction of nickel from its ores [closed]

How is nickel mined and extracted from its ores? What are the appropriate word and chemical equations for this process?

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