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5: Activity Series

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  •  This chapter introduces the concept of activity, or an element's ability to oxidize, and provides the framework for writing activity series.  

    Unit 5 Objectives

    By the end of this unit, you will be able to:

    • Define activity and determine which element in a reaction is more active given the balanced chemical equation
    • Write an activity series for 3 or more elements based on a multiple replacement reactions.


    • Christy VanRooyen, Oregon Tech
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