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Sunday, September 9, 2007

Tips for O Level Chemistry - Metal Reactivity Series

Yoz All O Level takers,

Hope things are going fine on your side.

First of all, i would like to thank Always Lovely for inviting me to share my thoughts and experiences in the World of wonderful Chemistry, and allowing me to give-back to the academia.

Recently, i have questions asking how to memorise the Metal Reactivity Series - in order to answer numerous questions that require the knowledge of the series. I certainly believed that school teachers would have improvised their own ways of helping you to memorize the series. Some are easy while unfortunately others are tough in way (for some that dont feel connected).

My suggestion is to come up with your own "Songs" or "Riddles" in order to easily memorise it. If you have no clue on how to do it, and do not like the one given by your teachers, perharps you want to try this one out:

Potassium -> Please
Sodium -> Send
Calcium -> Charlie
Magnesium -> Monkey
Aluminium -> And
Zinc -> Zebras
Iron -> In
Lead -> Large
Copper -> Cages
Mercury -> Most
Silver -> Securely
Gold -> Guarded

Hope you will find it useful.

All the Best
Sean
Chemistry Made Easy

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

there's another method in remembering this (:

Please
Stop
Calling
Me
A
Zebra
I
Love
Chocolate
Milk
So
Good (:

Hope this helps too.

Anonymous said...

Please
Stop
Calling
Me
A
Zerba
Instead
Try
Learning
(H)ow
Copper
Strengthens
Gold


This is how i remember it...

Anonymous said...

another way!!

please
stop
calling
me
a
zebra
in
the
library
hor
can
stop
girl

Anonymous said...

Please
Stop
Calling
Me
A
Zebra
Instead
Let's
Call
Serene
Gorilla

this works great for me.

Anonymous said...

try this to remember =D :

People
Saw
China
Man
At
Zoo
In
Thailand
Looking
(H)orses
Chasing
Silver
Gorrilla

tutu said...

People - k
Say - na
Can - ca
Make - mg
A - al
Zoo - zn
In - iron
Tampines - tin
Let - lead
Hitler - hydrogen
Conquer - copper
Malaysia - mecury
So - sliver
Good - gold

here to thank you for publicising your blog in my mine! -han said...

Please
Send
Cats
Monkeys
And
Zebras
In
Large
Cages
Make
Sure
Padlocked {platinum, same as gold }

Anonymous said...

here's another one!

Please
Stop
Calling
My
Aunt
Zee
In
London's
House
Cos
She
Got
Piles

evilgary said...

THIS IS MINE

The potato(potassium) soap(sodium) cannot(calcium) magnetise(magnesium) alvin's(aluminium) zit(zinc) in(iron)
to(tin) leading(lead) hydro(hydrogen) cop(copper) so merge(mercury) silver gold and plantinum together

Anonymous said...

HEY. i love chemistry and i think this works.

Please - potassium
Stop -Sodium
Calling -Calcium
Me -Magnesium
A -aluiminium
Zebra -zinc
In -iron
The -tin
Library -lead
Call -copper
Me -mercury
Something -silver
Good -gold
Please (: -platinum

taught by my sch teacher :D

Anonymous said...

I KNOW I KNOW! i just thought of this stupid thing that will definitely help!!

Please (potassium)
Stop (sodium)
Calling (Calcium)
Me (Magnesium)
A (Aluminum)
Zebra (Zinc)
I (Iron)
Think (Tin)
Losers (Lead)
Have (Hydrogen)
Caught (copper)
My (mercury)
Smart (silver)
Genes (gold)
! (yay)
! (yay)
! (YAY)

Dilip said...

This might help you out in more easier way:

Please(K)
send( Na)
cat (C)
mouse(Mg)
And (Al)
Zebra (Zn)
I(Iron)
Like( Lead)
Cat(copper)
Mouse(mercury)
Sex(silver)
Game(gold)