Category Archives: 10. Metals


IGCSE Chem Topic 10 – Metals

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’. 

Two more powerpoints:

Reactivity with metals from yeshasv13

10.2 Reactivity Series



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).

10.3 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):

Extraction Of Metals from guest2082ec7