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    How do alkaline solutions react with metals?
    I feel I should specify that this is not about alkaline metals.
    I'm stuck and Google won't cooperate.
    help!
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    OH- + M -> M+OH- for group 1 metals
    e.g. NaOH

    OH- + M -> M^2+(OH-)2 for group 2 metals
    e.g. Ca(OH)2

    Transition metals are a nightmare to predict :L

    I'd assume that, can't see how else they'd react! :s

    Is there any info in your textbook?

    -btw I'm not sure if the metal has to be in an ionic state or not!
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    (Original post by LRJ)
    OH- + M -> M+OH- for group 1 metals
    e.g. NaOH

    OH- + M -> M^2+(OH-)2 for group 2 metals
    e.g. Ca(OH)2

    Transition metals are a nightmare to predict :L

    I'd assume that, can't see how else they'd react! :s

    Is there any info in your textbook?

    -btw I'm not sure if the metal has to be in an ionic state or not!
    I'm sorry but this is completely incorrect ...

    The only metals that react with alkali are the amphoteric metals. Even these have difficulty under normal conditions, except aluminium which reacts vigorously with sodium hydroxide producing hydrogen and sodium aluminate.
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    (Original post by charco)
    I'm sorry but this is completely incorrect ...

    The only metals that react with alkali are the amphoteric metals. Even these have difficulty under normal conditions, except aluminium which reacts vigorously with sodium hydroxide producing hydrogen and sodium aluminate.
    Ah ok, I just predicted based on what I know already

    So what would an amphoteric metal be? The only amphoteric thing I've come across is water xD I didn't even know you could get metal ones

    Also, what kind of level would this be at? Undergraduate/ A Level ?
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    (Original post by LRJ)
    Ah ok, I just predicted based on what I know already

    So what would an amphoteric metal be? The only amphoteric thing I've come across is water xD I didn't even know you could get metal ones

    Also, what kind of level would this be at? Undergraduate/ A Level ?
    A level ..
 
 
 
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