kai yiu asked in 科學及數學化學 · 1 decade ago

F.4 Chem MC Need Reason!!!

X and Y are two different metals. Which of the followings shows that Y is more reactive than X?

A. X forms an ion with a charge of +2 while Y forms an ion with a charge of +1

B. X reacts with dilute hydrochloric acid but Y does not.

C. X can displace Y form an aqueous solution of a salt of Y.

D. The oxide of X undergoes decomposition upon strong heating but the oxide of Y does not.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Option A: It is only true when elements X and Y are in the same period, e.g. in Period 4, K is more reactive than Ca.

    Option B: If so, then it's X more reactive than Y.

    Option C: Again, it shows that X is more reactive than Y, as a more reactive metal ( M1 ) displays a less reactive metal ( M2 ) in M2's aqueous solution.

    Option D: Correct. It shows that X forms a less stable ore and extraction of it from its ore is easier, as only directly heating is required.

    Ans: D

    Source(s): My Chem Knowledge
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