REACTIVITY SERIES OF METALS/ELEMENTS

Chemistry

REACTIVITY SERIES OF METALS/ELEMENTS

REACTIVITY SERIES OF METALS/ELEMENTS.

Metals compete for combined Oxygen. A metal/element with higher affinity for oxygen removes Oxygen from a metal lower in the reactivity series/less affinity for Oxygen.

When a metal/element gains/acquire Oxygen, the process is called Oxidation.

When metal/element donate/lose Oxygen, the process is called Reduction.

An element/metal/compound that undergoes Oxidation is called Reducing agent. An element/metal/compound that undergoes Reduction is called Oxidizing agent.