Application of The Reactivity Series of Metals in The Extraction of Metals

  1. The method that is used in the extraction of metal from its ore depends on the position of the metal in the reactivity series of metals.
    1. metals that are located lower than carbon in the reactivity series of metals can be extracted using the reduction of metal oxide by carbon in a blast furnace.
    2. metals that are located higher than carbon in the reactivity series of metals are extracted by using electrolytic melting of metal compounds.
  2. The chart below give the method of extraction of certain metals by referring to the reactivity series.


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