OC52 To determine the reactivities of various metals by their reaction with an acid

Apparatus & Diagram & Method

  1. Around 5 test tubes wrap a bit of sellotape at the same height for all testubes
  2. Up to the lower mark of the sellotape fill the tubes with an acid and washing up liquid mix
  3. Get an equal amount of the 5 metals, slowly and waiting in between each metal, add a sample of metal to each test tube.
  4. Observe the metals reaction to the acid (and washing up liquid)
  5. Write down your observations

Safety Concerns

Results / Observations

what did you see



which would you say is the most reactive

how can you back up this opinion ?


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the most reactive elements

Calcium Magnesium Zinc Copper

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