• Question: What is the most reactive metal you have been able to use?

    Asked by LC +IM to Richard on 15 Mar 2016.
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      Richard Friend answered on 15 Mar 2016:

      It’s probably a bit of an unusual answer, but I’d say aluminium. Once metals start getting too reactive, you can’t really use then as they’re no good for anything, except for watching them react really fast (think of a lump of potassium being put in water). We use aluminium to make the inhalers out of.