The Reactivity Series

The reactivity series of the metals is shown below.

Element

Symbol

Group Number
Potassium K 1
Sodium Na 1
Lithium Li 1
Calcium Ca 2
Magnesium Mg 2
Aluminium Al 3
Carbon C 4 (Non-Metal)
Zinc Zn Transition Metal
Iron Fe Transition Metal
Tin Sn 4
Lead Pb 4
Hydrogen H Non-Metal
Copper Cu Transition Metal
Silver Ag Transition Metal
Gold Au Transition Metal
Platinum Pt Transition Metal

The most reactive is at the top, the least reactive at the bottom.

 

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