Question: How can I easily remember the metal activity series in chemistry?

Answer 1/66
Here are two good mnemonics for memorizing the metal activity series:

"Please stop calling me a zebra in the library. Call me something good, please."

"Pop stars can make absolute zillions if tiny little children spend good pennies."

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The metal activity series (also called the metal reactivity series) is a crucial aid for predicting the outcome of chemical reactions. One version of the series is this:

(Lithium)
Potassium == pop
Sodium == stars
Calcium == can
Magnesium == make
Aluminum == absolute
Zinc == zillions
Iron == if
Tin == tiny
Lead == little
(Hydrogen)
Copper == children
(Mercury)
Silver == spend
Gold == good
Platinum == pennies

The list shows metals in order of reactivity, with the most reactive at the top and least reactive at the bottom. For example, if you place a strip of magnesium into hydrochloric acid you get magnesium chloride and hydrogen gas (bubbling out). We would expect this because magnesium is higher than hydrogen on the reactivity chart.

Note that the first mnemonic above includes "mercury" in the list (the second "me") which is not usually done. Also note that there seems to be some disagreement as to the proper ordering of the reactivity series (calcium is sometimes ahead of sodium, for instance) and some elements have simply been left out of the mnemonics (like lithium and hydrogen).
by Regulus
Answer 2/66
Kal Naseema Ca Mangetar (K , Na, Ca, Mg)
Ali Zain Farig Pappu (Al, Zn, Fe, Pb)
Jahez Me Laye: Copper, Silver, Gold Aur Platinum (H, Cu, Ag, Au, Pt)
by anonymous
Answer 3/66
Pedophiles Stop Looking Call My Aunt Zendaya In Leeds Harbour Cuz She's Good
potassium sodium lithium calcium magnesium aluminum zinc iron lead hydrogen copper silver good
by anonymous
Answer 4/66
Please stop calling me a clumsy zebra in the lions home. Crazy, silly gorilla Patrick
by anonymous
Answer 5/66
wrr rwrf wr3ftgbg
by anonymous
Answer 6/66
Professor SC MAZINTAL HCMSG
by anonymous
Answer 7/66
popular scientists can make a zoo in the low humid conditions mercury silver gold plz
by anonymous
Answer 8/66
Please Stop CAlling Me A Cute Zebra I Like Her Call Smart Goat Pot.
by anonymous
Answer 9/66
zxdvgfbnmhjkl
by anonymous
Answer 10/66
Professor- Potassium
Sam- Sodium
Liked- Lithium
Calling- Calcium
Mayonnaise- Magnesium
And- Aluminium
Zoos- Zinc
In- Iron
London- Lead
Crappy- Copper
Sold- Sulpher
Gifts- Gold
by anonymous
Answer 11/66
please stop calling me a zebra in lions cage so go
by anonymous
Answer 12/66
Please Potassium
Stop Sodium
Calling Calcium
Me Magnesium
A Aluminium
Zebra Zinc
Its Iron
Not Nickel
That. Tin
Lovely Lead
Call Copper
Me Mercury
Something Silver
Great Gold
Please Platinum


This includes nickel and mercury
by anonymous
Answer 13/66
please-potassium
stop-sodium
calling-calcium
me-magnesium
A-aluminium
zebra-zinc
i-iron
like- lead
calling-copper
smart-silver
goat-gold
by anonymous
Answer 14/66
PLEASE-Potassium
STOP-Sodium
CALLING-Calcium
ME-Magnesium
A-Aluminium
ZEBRA-Zinc
I-Iron
CALL-Copper
MYSELF-Mercury
SOMETHING-Silver
GREAT-Gold
by anonymous
Answer 15/66
Professor
S
C
M
A
Z
I
L
Hari
Cursi
Par
Se
Gir
Pare
by anonymous
Answer 16/66
It goes like this:
Potassium - Please
Sodium - Send
Calcium - Charlie
Magnesium - Monkey
Aluminium - And
Carbon - Cute
Zinc - Zebras
Iron - In
Lead - Lead-made
Hydrogen - Heavy
Copper - Cages
Silver - Securely
Gold - Guarded.
Hope it helps :)
by anonymous
Answer 17/66
Peter
Says
Cat,
Mice
And
Zebra
In
Large
Hot (hydrogen)
Cage
Suffer
Greatly



Please Sir Lancelot, can my alligator zoom in to learn computer science, geography PE?

Potassium, sodium, lithium, calcium, magnesium, aluminium, zinc, iron, titanium, lead, copper, silver, gold, platinum.

Here it goes:

"Please Charles Send Monkeys And Zebras In Lead Hard Cage with Maximum Security Guard."

See the first letter of each word in the sentence. Now here is the actual series, starting from the most active.

1. Potassium - K
2. Calcium - Ca
3. Sodium - Na
4. Magnesium - Mg
5. Aluminium - Al
6. Zinc - Zn
7. Iron - Fe
8. Lead - Pb
9. Hydrogen - H
10. Copper - Cu
11. Mercury - Hg
12. Silver - Ag
13. Gold - Au

NOTE: This series does not include all elements. But it helps to remember the position of the most common elements used in reactions.
Hope it helps!





this is how i learned it
1)potassium
2)sodium
3)calcium
4)magnesium
5)aluminium
6)zinc
7)iron
8)lead
9)hydrogen
10)copper
11)mercury
12)silver
13)gold
Please Send Chimps Monkeys And Zebras In Lead Hard Containers with Maximum Silver and Gold






(Lithium)
Potassium == pop
Sodium == stars
Calcium == can
Magnesium == make
Aluminum == absolute
Zinc == zillions
Iron == if
Tin == tiny
Lead == little
(Hydrogen)
Copper == children
(Mercury)
Silver == spend
Gold == good
Platinum == pennies









Peter
Says
Cat,
Mice
And
Zebra
In
Large
Hot (hydrogen)
Cage
Suffer
Greatly
by anonymous
Answer 18/66
Please
Send
Creamy
Milk
And
Zips
In
The
Letterbox
Cupboard
Swiftly
Go
Promtly
by anonymous
Answer 19/66
Please---------POTASSIUM
Send-----------SODIUM
Cats------------CALCIUM
Monkeys------MAGNESIUM
And-------------ALUMINIUM
Zebras---------ZINC
In----------------IRON
Large-----------LEAD
Hired-----------HYDROGEN
Cages---------COPPER
Make-----------MERCURY
Sure------------SILVER
Get-------------GOLD
Padlocked----PLATINUM
by anonymous
Answer 20/66
katrina
nache
car
me
aluminium
zinc
feke
paisa
hamari
car
hamari
aadat
by anonymous
Answer 21/66
Kedar
nath
Ca
mali
aloo
zara
feeke
se
pakata
hai
Cu
hg
ag
Au
by anonymous
Answer 22/66
please,stop calling me a zulu in the love hell,coz my sex guile,plzzz

please-potassium
stop-sodium
calling-calcium
me-magnesium
a-aluminium
zulu-zinc
in-iron
love-lead
hell-hydrogen
coz-coper
my-mercury
sex-silver
guile-gold
plzzz-platinum
by anonymous
Answer 23/66
peter says cat, mice and zebra in large hot can suffer greatly
by anonymous
Answer 24/66
Kisi ne kha mugle aalam ki zindagi fati purani ho chuki silver gold
by anonymous
Answer 25/66
Kedar- K
Nath- Na
Ka- Ca
Mali- Mg
Aloo- Al
Zara- Zn
Fheeke - Fe
Se- Sn
Pakata- Pb
Hai- H
Cuyoki- Cu
Mercury- Hg
Silver- Ag
Gold- Au
Platinum- Pt
by anonymous
Answer 26/66
psc mazil hardly could make solid gold perfectly
by anonymous
Answer 27/66
PSC MAZIL Hardly Could Make Solid Gold Perfectly -
Potassium - sodium - calcium - magnesium - aluminium - zinc - iron - lead - hydrogen - copper - mercury - silver - gold - platinum
by anonymous
Answer 28/66
please
stop
calling
my
amazing
zebra
in
Latin
hello
Chloe
magnet
so
good
party
by anonymous
Answer 29/66
Popular scientists can make a zoo in low humid countries much satisfactory for goat purchasing
by anonymous
Answer 30/66
K Na K Maggybar Alo Zi A Le Hi Cu Ma Rupa Shuna
by anonymous
Answer 31/66
LP Shahi College me MAZI hai SP....... H(MSG)P. Capital letter se shuruat activity metals ke.
by anonymous
Answer 32/66
Please
Stop
Calling
My
Angry
Zebra
In
Lessons
Coz
She's
Gorgeous
by anonymous
Answer 33/66
Private second class mai maczitl he can make some gun powder
by anonymous
Answer 34/66
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by anonymous
Answer 35/66
all mnemonics are best!
by anonymous
Answer 36/66
Kaho na car manga alto zen Ferrari still phirbi cyu hai aged aunty
by anonymous
Answer 37/66
Please stop boldly calling me zebra ironman near the library. Hydrogen calls me silver goat
by anonymous
Answer 38/66
PSC MAZIL Hardly Could Make Silver Gold and Platinum
P potassium
S sodium
C calcium

M magnesium
A aluminium
Z zinc
I iron
L lead

Hardly hydrogen
Could copper
Make mercury
Silver
Gold
Platinum
by anonymous
Answer 39/66
Katrina NE car Magi alto Zen Ferrari phirbhi cyu hai meeli silver Audi
Potassium
sodium calcium
magnesium
aluminum zinc
iron
lead
copper
hydrogen
mercury
silver
gold
by anonymous
Answer 40/66
PSC MAZI TLHC mercury silver gold and pt ( by pranesh sahoo)
by anonymous
Answer 41/66
PSC MAZI TLHC mercury silver gold and pt ( by pranesh sahoo DAV)
by anonymous
Answer 42/66
Pls Stop Calling Me A Clumsy Zebra In The Lions House , Call Me Something Great Patrick !!!
by anonymous
Answer 43/66
Please stop calling me a zebra in the library. He called me super genius person.
by anonymous
Answer 44/66
Potassium Please
Sodium. Stop
Calcium. Calling
Magnesium. Me
Aluminium. A
Zinc. Zebra
Iron. In
Tin. The
Lead. Library
Hydrogen. Hell
Copper Call
Mercury. Me
Silver. Something
Gold. Good
Platinum. Please


Please stop callin me a zebra in the library. Hell! Call me something good please.
by anonymous
Answer 45/66
Name of the metal [symbols] Latin Names
Please --- Potassium [K] KALIUM
Stop --- Sodium [Na] Natrium
Calling --- Calcium [Ca] Calcium
Me --- Magnesium [Mg] Magnesium
A --- Aluminium [Al] Aluminium
Z --- Zinc [Zn] Zinc
I --- Iron [Fe] Ferrous
P --- Plumbus (lead) [Pb] Plumbus

He --- Hydrogen [H] Hydrogen

Can --- Copper [Cu] Cuprous
Make --- Mercury [Hg] Hydrargyrum
Super --- Silver [Ag] Argentum
Power --- Platinum [Pt] Platinum
Gun ---> Gold [Au] Aurum

*Note*---- You can learn Z ass [ZIP] to shorten the words.....
I
P


Thank You ! :)
by anonymous
Answer 46/66
popular scientists can make a zoo in Nairobi shore in low humid conditions with huge silver plated gold
popular-potassium
scientists-sodium
can-calcium
make-magnesium
a
zoo-zinc
in
Nairobi-nickel
shore-tin
in
low-lead
humid-hydrogen
conditions-copper
with
huge-mercury
silver-silver
plated-platinum
gold-gold
by anonymous
Answer 47/66
popular scientist can make a zoo in a low humid country. More satisfactory, Please go!!!

this is what my teacher told me
by anonymous
Answer 48/66
Please send little Charles McClean a Common zebra if the lame horse can't some much grass properly.
by anonymous
Answer 49/66
Kahe Nahi Bhai Kaaa Zinna Crke Feker Sadak Pe So Nahi Sakte Public Hai Kuta Harami Aage Aur Pit
Kahe-K(Potassium)
Nahi-Na(Sodium)
Bhai-Ba(Barium)
Kaaa-Ca(Calcium)
Magar-Mg(Magnesium)
Ali-Al(Aluminium)
Zinna-Zn(Zinc)
Crke-Cr(Cromium)
Feker-Fe(Iron)
Sadak-Cd(Cadmium)
Soo-Co(Cobalt)
Nahi-Ni(Nickel)
Sakte-Sn(Tin)
Public-Pb(Lead)
Hai-H(Hydrogen)
Kuta-Cu(Copper)
Harami-Hg(Mercury)
Aage-Ag(Silver)
Aur-Au(Gold)
Pit-Pt(Platinum)
by anonymous
Answer 50/66
Professor SCMAZIL Hari Cursi Mei Se Gir Pade
by anonymous
Answer 51/66
Please stop calling me a zebra I like her call some great
by anonymous
Answer 52/66
Kna
MAl
Zor
Fekir
Pbasand
He
Cute hugy
Agry
Australian
by anonymous
Answer 53/66
Please - (Potassium)
Send - (Sodium)
Charlie's - (Calcium)
Monkeys - (Magnesium)
And - (Aluminium)
Colourful - (Carbon
Zebras - (Zinc)
In - (Iron)
The - (Tin)
Lead - (Lead)
Cages - (Copper)
Securely - (Silver)
Guarded - (Gold) If you like then please do send it to others✔️
by anonymous
Answer 54/66
Please bob stop calling me a zebra , cat -chromium , its not that lovely -lead call me something great please- platinum
by anonymous
Answer 55/66
please
stop
calling
me
a
zebra
its
not
that
lovely
call
me
sexy
gorilla
please
by anonymous
Answer 56/66
LiKe BeSrCa Na MgAl MnZn Kr FeCd Co Ni Sn PrBu H Cu Hg Au Ag Pt....
by anonymous
Answer 57/66
Private second class maczitl need some gun powder.
by anonymous
Answer 58/66
Kal nahi car mujhe almari zaaraa niche pheko hat cutte aooo araam se par phauran

K NA CA MG AL ZN FE NI PB H CU HG AG AU P
by anonymous
Answer 59/66
K ― kashi
Na ― nath
Ca ― ka
Mg ― mali
Al ― aloo
Zn ― zara
Fe ― fekae
Pb ― pakata
H ― hai
Cu ― cute
Hg ― hiran
Ag ― agae
Au ― aa
by anonymous
Answer 60/66
King Napolean Can Mine All Zinc From Paris
Here Comes Mercury Son of God
K Na Ca Mg Al Zn Fe Pb
H Cu Mercury Silver Gold
by anonymous
Answer 61/66
Please Stop Calling Me A Zebra In The Library
Heck Call Me Something Good Please.
by anonymous
Answer 62/66
Please Stop Calling Me A Zebra In Library Heck
Call Him A Panda Also
by anonymous
Answer 63/66
Police Of Switzerland Caught Mohammad Ali Zinah From the London House Carrying Many Silver and Gold Pendants.

Police - Potassium(K)
Switzerland- Sodium(Na)
Caught- Calcium(Ca)
Mohammad- Magnesium(Mg)
Ali- Aluminium(Al)
Zinah- Zinc(Zn)
From-Iron(Fe)
London- Lead(Pb)
House- Hydrogen(H)
Carrying- Copper(Cu)
Many- Mercury(Hg)
Silver(Ag)
Gold(Au)
Pendants- Platinum(Pt)
by anonymous
Answer 64/66
plz -potassium
stop -sodium
calling -calcium
mark -magnesium
a -aluminium
cunning -carbon
zukerberg-zinc
in -iron
the -tin
london-lead
he's-hydrogen
called -copper
mr-mercury
social-silver
guy-gold
perfect!!-plantinum

didnot miss any metal
the perfect one
by anonymous
Answer 65/66
Potassium(Kalium):Kangroos
Sodium(Natrium):Never
Calcium:Can
Magnesium:Marry
Aluminum:Australian
Zinc:Zebras
Iron(Ferrum):For
Tin(Stannum):Some
Lead(Plumbum):Public
[Hydrogen]:Human
Copper:Consumption.
Mercury(Hydragyrum):Hungama in
Silver(Argentum):Aam
Gold(Aurum):Aadmi
Platinum:Party
by anonymous
Answer 66/66
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