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360Science™: Metal Activity


Students understand metal activity with single replacement reactions. The purpose of this quick experiment is to carry out two single replacement reactions of metals with solutions of metal cations in order to compare the activity of the two metals tested. Students analyze which is more active and which is least active.


  • Oxidation–reduction reaction
  • Activity series of metals
  • Balancing redox reactions