Elements and Compounds
Atoms and Atomic Structure

What is activity series?

User Avatar
Wiki User
2012-10-21 17:47:00

The Activity Series of metals is a very essential part in

predicting the result of many reactions. The Activity series is a

chart which list's metals in order of declining reactivity. The

metals on the top of the series are the most reactive and the ones

in the bottom are the least reactive. The first five elements on

the chart are highly reactive metals; which will react with water

and steam. It is essential to know, that reactions should be

performed in room temperature for the activity series to work well.

Many would predict that metals with low ionization energy and lower

electro negativity would me more active, because they are more

vulnerable to lose electrons in a reaction. However, while these

properties do affect an elements place in the series, there are

other factors that affect an elements activity

Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.