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    1. What is the order of activity of the metals in your study? (Arrange them from most reactive to least reactive). Consider the metals used in demonstration - sodium, potassium and calcium in addition to the ones you used in experiment - copper, magnesium, zinc.

    2. Why is calcium a poor choice for a metal to be used in pipes used for plumbing?

    3. Which metal should be more reactive - francium or potassium? Why? (Consider the electron configuration of each atom).

    4. Consider the placement of Na, K, Ca, Cu, Mg and Z on the periodic table. Does their placement reflect their physical properties? How?

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    Reactivity:

    1. What is the order of activity of the metals in your study? (Arrange them from most reactive to least reactive). Consider the metals used in demonstration - sodium, potassium and calcium in addition to the ones you used in experiment - copper, magnesium, zinc.

    Potassium > Sodium > Calcium > Manganese > Zinc > Copper (in descending order of reactivity)

    2. Why is calcium a poor choice for a metal to be used in pipes used for ...

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