Refining Crude Metals: Methods & Examples


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Which of the following metals would most likely utilize distillation to be refined?

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1. Why is the poling method used to refine metals?

2. How does the electrolysis method of refining work?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Discover what you know about refining crude metals with this worksheet/quiz. You'll be answering questions on important topics such as a metal that would use distillation to be refined and the reason the poling method is used to refine metals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The worksheet/quiz will test you on the following:

  • The electrolysis method of refining
  • A method by which gold is usually refined
  • Crystallization of metals

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the use of the poling method to refine metals and a metal that would use distillation to be refined
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the method that utilizes the crystallization of metals
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and accurately interpret information about a metal that is used to refine gold

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson entitled Refining Crude Metals: Methods & Examples will teach you more about the following:

  • Explanation of refining
  • Distillation by vaporizing
  • Liquidation and zone refining
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