Tag Archives: metals

Group 1 – Alkali Metals (C9.2 Group properties)

Two short videos from The Virtual School What are groups in the periodic table? and the alkali metals.

A classic Open University clip about the (group I) alkali metals:

Brainiac carried out similar demonstrations – or were they faked? You decide.

Other videos featuring the alkali metals include part 1 of Science Bank 3: Patterns of Reactivity (to 4m 10s) and Chemistry of Groups 1, 7 & 0, and a 12m lesson from ChemistryKlipz.

The Periodic Table of Videos present the group 1 elements (the alkali metals): lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, caesium and francium (potassium has the best reaction).

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Infographic courtesy of the fabulous Compound Interest blog – just click on it to enlarge.

C10 Syllabus Statements & Overview

Metals from Carole Paquette

Here are some key terms for this topic: Key Terms C10

GCSE Bitesize has revision pages (that take you through the topic), a test and an activity – scroll down to ‘metals & their uses’. GCSE s-cool – Metals & the Reactivity Series – revision notes & animations, practise exam questions & a revision summary. For Doc Brown’s Chemistry quizzes, word-fills, crosswords and study notes go here and just scroll down. Skoool Chemistry – click on ‘3. Metals, Ores & Rocks’ for excellent lessons on Metals & the Extraction of Metals; also a glossary of key terms. Chemactive worksheets & answers just click on ‘Metals questions’. Great resources from the Australian International School – videos, powerpoints, worksheets, practicals, animations, flashcards etc.

Two more powerpoints:

C10.1 Properties of Metals

Two videos from TutorVista cover the physical properties of metals (5m) and the chemical properties (8m 15s). And this is a 1m video on malleability & ductility of metals.

Naked Science Scrapbook answers the question what is an Alloy? (6m 45s).

TEXTBOOK REVISION

Complete Chemistry for Cambridge IGCSE, chapter 13, pp.182 – 183 & p.202 – 203

C10.2 Reactivity Series

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Science Bank 3 (Patterns of Reactivity): you just need part 3 (from 8m 50s) covering the reactivity series of metals, displacement & the thermite reaction:

Revision on the Reactivity Series from KS3 Bitesize.

IGCSE Chemistry, a 25m lesson from ChemistryKlipz covers metal reactivity (from 6m 20s to 11m), rusting (to 13m 50s) & displacement rcts (to 18m 30s).

TEXTBOOK REVISION

Complete Chemistry for Cambridge IGCSE, chapter 13, pp.184 – 188

C10.3 Extraction of & 10.4 Uses of Metals

An excellent lesson on the Extraction & Uses of Metals from ChemistryKlipz (7m 23s):

The extraction of metals – an excellent 19m video:

The Blast Furnace is covered in  Ore to Steel – HowStuffWorks: a quick 2 minute vid, The Blast Furnace a 1m53s vid from CORUS & here is an animation of a Victorian blast furnace. The RSC presents Iron & Steel – a 6m 37s vid going into more detail than you need for the exam but its worth watching.

Demo – heating copper oxide with carbon powder to extract copper (1m).

GCSE s-cool – Extraction of Metals – revision notes & animations, practise exam questions & a revision summary

Not a bad little powerpoint (we don’t need the details on steel):

TEXTBOOK REVISION

Complete Chemistry for Cambridge IGCSE, chapter 13, pp.196 – 199 (extraction of metals), pp.191, 202 – 203 (uses of metals).

C5 Electricity and Chemistry

IGCSE Electricity from Carole Paquette

GCSE Bitesize electrolysis has revision pages (that take you through the topic), a test and an activity. Doc Brown has a matching pairs quiz & worksheets on electrolysis, just scroll down to ’21 electrolysis and its applications’. The s-cool revision site lets you revise the topic, summarizes the topic & tests you on it.

IGCSE Chemistry: Electrolysis, an 11m lesson from ChemistryKlipz.

Science Bank 2 (Electrochemistry): part 1 – electrolysis of a melt (to 5m 30s); part 2 – electrolysis of solution (to 9m 30s); part 3 – electroplating (to 14m 15s):

Bitesize Top 20 Demos – Electrolyosis: Electrolplating – a 2m 14s video.

Great resources from the Australian International School – videos, powerpoints, worksheets, practicals, animations, flashcards etc.

TEXTBOOK REVISION

Complete Chemistry for Cambridge IGCSE, chapter 8, pp. 103 – 111