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Extracting and purifying metals

Students consider how electrolytic cells are used commercially to extract and to purify metals (supports OCR Unit 12).

This resource contains:

  • Industrial extraction and purification of metals. Students find out about the industrial extraction and purification of metals and describe the processes in terms of redox reactions - STUDY SHEET 
  • Refining copper. An investigation and report on factors that affect the efficiency of a simple laboratory process in which an object is copper plated - PRACTICAL SHEET 

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