Ch 9: Metals in Chemistry

About This Chapter

Review the material in this chapter to quickly and effectively prepare yourself for a class or exam on the chemical properties of metals. Each lesson covers a different aspect of metals in chemistry, such as metallurgy and their chemical properties.

Metals in Chemistry - Chapter Summary

Metals are an important group of elements and compounds with a wide range of practical uses. These lessons can help you review the physical and chemical properties of metals, as well as their occurrence in nature. Basic metallurgy, thermodynamics and electrochemical properties are explained. You can also learn about metal refinement, alloy creation and new metallic nanomaterials created by scientists. By reviewing these lessons, you will be able to:

  • Identify metallic elements and their properties
  • Discuss how metals occur naturally as well as how they are processed
  • Define metallurgy
  • Explain how metals can be refined and alloys created
  • Discuss advancements in metal creation, such as nanomaterials

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5 Lessons in Chapter 9: Metals in Chemistry
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Physical & Chemical Properties of Elements: Metals, Nonmetals & Metalloids

1. Physical & Chemical Properties of Elements: Metals, Nonmetals & Metalloids

Elements are elementary! They are simple substances that cannot be broken down. Learn how each element has its own unique set of physical and chemical properties, and how we use those properties to categorize them as metals, nonmetals, and metalloids.

Metals: Occurrence, Processing & Extraction

2. Metals: Occurrence, Processing & Extraction

While metals are a huge part of our lives, we probably don't think much about where they come from. This lesson explores where ores can be found and how they are processed in order to separate out the parts of the ore that can be utilized.

Refining Crude Metals: Methods & Examples

3. Refining Crude Metals: Methods & Examples

For most uses of metals the pure metal is required, but in nature it is typically found with impurities. In this lesson we will learn several methods used to refine metals.

What is an Alloy? - Definition & Examples

4. What is an Alloy? - Definition & Examples

Alloys are mixtures of metal with other metals or non-metals. This process gives the material more desirable properties, such as increased hardness and lower melting points.

What is a Magnetic Field?

5. What is a Magnetic Field?

Magnetic fields fill the space around all magnets, but they're impossible to detect with our own senses. We'll use a common tool to map out a magnetic field and then discuss ferromagnetic materials to see how a magnetic field can be used to create new magnets.

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