Write some chemical properties of metals.

Metal are the materials that are hard, shiny, malleable, fusible, ductile, etc. are termed as metal. Few examples of metals are iron, gold, silver, aluminium, copper,Mercury etc.

Below are some Chemical Properties of Metal:

• Many metals produce metal oxide by burning in the oxygen of the air. Highly reactive metals react violently when they’re burnt in oxygen.

• Metals like sodium and potassium are stored in oil as they react with air in seconds. They’re highly reactive metals.

• Less reactive metals like gold, silver, platinum, etc do not tarnish easily. They stay shiny and lustrous.

• Metals produce metal oxide and hydrogen gas while reacting with water.

• Soluble metal oxides dissolve in water and create metal hydroxide.

• Not all metals react with water. However, highly reactive metals like sodium and potassium react with water violently and an exothermic reaction takes places  where the hydrogen immediately catches fire.

• Salt and hydrogen are produced when a metal reacts with an acid.

• Generally, a metal displaces a less reactive metal in a metal salt solution.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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