Name one metal and one non-metal which exist in liquid state at room temperature.
Metal – Mercury.
Non metal – Bromine.
Why are metals called electropositive elements whereas non-metals are called electronegative elements ?
Metals are electropositive elements because they can form positive ions by losing electrons.
Non-metals are electronegative elements because they can form negative ions by gaining electrons.
(a) Name the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust.
(b) Name the most abundant non-metal in the earth’s crust.
Name one metal which has a low melting point.
Name the metal which is the poorest conductor of heat.
State whether the following statement is true or false :
Non-metals react with dilute acids to produce a gas which burns with a ‘pop’ sound.
From amongst the metals sodium, calcium, aluminium, copper and magnesium, name the metal :
(i) which reacts with water only on boiling, and
(ii) another which does not react even with steam.
What changes in the colour of iron nails and copper sulphate solution do you observe after keeping the iron nails dipped in copper sulphate solution for about 30 minutes ?
Iron nail gets covered with a red-brown coating of copper metal; The blue colour of copper sulphate solution fades gradually.
What is aqua-regia ? Name two special metals which are insoluble in common reagents but dissolve in aqua-regia.
Aqua-regia is a freshly prepared mixture of one part of concentrated nitric acid and 3 parts of concentrated hydrochloric acid. Gold and platinum dissolve in aqua-regia
Give the names and formulae of (a) two acidic oxides, and (b) two basic oxides.
(a) Carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide.
(b) Sodium oxide and magnesium oxide.
What name is given to those metal oxides which show basic as well as acidic behaviour ?
Name two metals which form amphoteric oxides.
Aluminium and zinc.
A copper coin is kept immersed in a solution of silver nitrate for some time. What will happen to the coin and the colour of the solution ?
Copper coin will get a shining greyish white coating of silver metal. The color of the solution will turn blue.
Which property of copper and aluminium makes them suitable :
(a) for making cooking utensils and boilers ?
(b) for making electric wires ?
(a) High thermal conductivity.
(b) High electrical conductivity.
Write the names and formulae of (a) a metal hydride, and (b) a non-metal hydride.
Sodium hydride,Hydrogen sulphide
Name the metal which has been placed :
(a) at the bottom of the reactivity series
(b) at the top of the reactivity series
(c) just below copper in the reactivity series
Which of the two metals is more reactive : copper or silver ?
(a) Name one metal which is stored in kerosene oil.
(b) Name one non-metal which is stored under water.
(b) White phosphorus.
Write equation for the reaction of :
(a) sodium with oxygen
(b) magnesium with oxygen
Name two metals which are used :
(a) for making electric wires.
(b) for making domestic utensils and factory equipment.
(c) for making jewellery and to decorate sweets.
(a) Aluminium and copper.
(b) Copper and aluminium.
(c) Gold and silver.