A geologist discovered a new rock which he suspected contained an oxide of an element called mysterium. He gave thr ock to a chemist who ground it up and heated a sample with carbon at a high temperature. No metal was produced in this experiment.
1.Why did the chemist grind up the sample before experimenting on it ?
2.What can you deduce from the fact that no mysterium was produced in this experiment?
3.Describe how the chemist might produce a sample of hysterium from the rock.
4. Explain why you think that your method may work
5. Explain where you think mysterium is placed in the reactivity series of the metals.