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By allowing a metal with mercury (to form amalgam), the chemical activity of the metal is (A) Increased (B) Decreased (C) May be increased or decreased (D) None

By allowing a metal with mercury (to form amalgam), the chemical activity of the metal is

        (A)    Increased

        (B)    Decreased

        (C)    May be increased or decreased

        (D)    None

Grade:11

1 Answers

Amit Saxena
35 Points
9 years ago

May be increased or decreased e.g., Na−Hg (Sodium amalgam) is less reactive than Na metal, but Al−Hg (Aluminium amalgam) is more reactive than Al metal.

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