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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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