The reactivity series is a list of metals (and carbon and hydrogen). It tells you how reactive they are, and how they are extracted from their ores.

It is also vital to memorize and remember the reactivity series

Method of extraction[edit | edit source]

The top five metals are extracted by electrolysis, the next three after carbon by reduction of their oxides by carbon (see Blast furnace), and the four below hydrogen by looking for them - as they occur naturally.

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