Would a metal nonmetal or metalloid react more?
This depends on the chemical reaction involved. The most
reactive metal is francium, the most reactive non metal is
Usually an ionically bonded salt. For Study Island~ binary ionic compound When a metal and a nonmetal react, they produce a binary ionic compound since metals are electropositive in nature and nonmetals are highly electronegative. If the compound contains an elemental metal and nonmetal, the formula is predictable. The metal will donate an electron to the nonmetal and form a binary ionic compound. For example, sodium metal reacts with chlorine gas to form solid sodium…
I think you mean displacement reactions. There are 2 types of displacement reactions: single, and double displacement. Single displacement is when a metal -nonmetal reacts with a metal or a nonmetal atom, and the metal or nonmetal atom switches places with the one in the molecule. Double displacement is when two molecules (same as above) react, and the metals/nonmetals (it doesn't really matter in this case) are swapped. They both have a switching of places…
The metal tends to lose the electron because it has a higher electron affinity, and the nonmetal tends to gain the electron because it has a higher electronegativity. This has to do with the placement of the element on the periodic table. The further to the right you go, the more the element wants to gain electrons in an ionic compound.
yes, it would occur because iron is more reactive than copper (look at an activity series to see this). metals trade places in a single replacement reaction if the metal that is alone on the reactact side of the equation has a higher reactivity than the metal attached to the nonmetal. It doesnt seem like you were answering THIS question??