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Transition metals for OCR GCSE Chemistry

Transition metals

This page covers the following topics:

1. Transition metals versus group 1

Transition metals are much harder than group 1 elements, and have higher melting points. But the electron configuration of group 1 elements makes them much more reactive than transition metals.

Transition metals versus group 1

1

When copper is placed in water, does it sink or float?

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When copper is placed in water, does it sink or float?

2

Which element has the higher melting point, Vanadium or Potassium?

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Which element has the higher melting point, Vanadium or Potassium?

3

When lithium is placed in water, does it sink or float?

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When lithium is placed in water, does it sink or float?

4

A lump of iron and a lump of sodium are left open to air. Which will oxidise first?

Sodium, group 1 elements are more reactive.

A lump of iron and a lump of sodium are left open to air. Which will oxidise first?

5

Group 1 elements are very hard and dense. True or False?

False, group 1 elements are soft and light.

Group 1 elements are very hard and dense. True or False?

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