In an Activity Series we compare a list of elements to one another to determine their reactivity towards oxidation.
Concept #1: Activity Series
Using an Activity Series Chart allows you to determine if a metal is reactive enough to displace hydrogen from a compound.
Example #1: Activity Series
An Activity Series Chart can even be used to determine if a metal is reactive enough to displace another metal from a compound.
Example #2: Activity Series
For halogens, Group 7A elements, the trend in reactivity follows a predictable pattern.
Example #3: Activity Series