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Kayla Abeyta Section 2 Salzameda 10/11/11 Title: Experiment 10-2 Which Metal is Appropriate for Food and Beverage Storage? Purpose: Sort the group of metals and their metal ions based on their reactivity. The company then asks you to recommend metals for can production. Materials: Copper nitrate, Iron Nitrate, Zinc Nitrate, Aluminum Nitrate, Magnesium Nitrate, Zn, Cu, Al, Fe, Mg, HCl Discussion: In this lab we started off with Iron and copper nitrate reacting with Iron and copper. In table 1 you can see that Iron nitrate did not react with either of the metals and copper nitrate only reacted with the iron making copper solid on the iron. This is because copper nitrate is more reactive and was able to react with the iron to ionize itself and show up on the iron. In table 2, we used Al, Mg, Cu, Zn, Fe as well as all of those in nitrate form including
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Unformatted text preview: HCl. The most reactive solution was the Copper solution and the least reactive solution was the Magnesium. The most reactive metal was Magnesium and the least reactive was Copper. This seems correct because when its ionized form is most reactive, its metal form should almost not react at all which was displayed in this experiment. Within the lab, metal was dropped in the wrong solution so we had to redo that reaction over again. Other than that one mix up, the experiment was relatively smooth and clean. The best metal to use for can production would be Magnesium because it was the least reactive out of all the metals and would not have any contamination into the liquid that it was carrying....
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