Extraction of Metals – Worksheet


Worksheet to accompany the lesson Extraction of Metals.

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extraction of metals worksheet


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Worksheet Contents

  • This worksheet covers:
  • Physical separation of native metals
  • Carbon reduction
  • Electrolysis
  • Includes:
  • Unit outline.
  • Cloze activity (fill in the blanks).
  • Short-answer questions.
  • Extension questions.
  • Topics for further research.
  • Teacher version containing complete answers.
  • Aligned to the Australian Year 10 Science curriculum.
  • 6 pages.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of this worksheet students will be able to:
  • ☑   Describe how the form in which a metal exists in nature is related to its reactivity.
  • ☑   Describe how the method of extraction of a metal is related to its reactivity.
  • ☑   Define a native metal and give examples of methods used to separate them.
  • ☑   Describe the process of carbon reduction for extracting metals from ore.
  • ☑   Describe the process of electrolysis for extracting metals from ore.
  • ☑   Compare the energy requirements for native metal separation, carbon reduction and electrolysis.
  • ☑   Give examples of metals extracted by the three main methods.


This resource is also included in the Year 10 Chemistry PDF Workbook.


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