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Alkali metal


Alkali metals in water - Chemical elements: properties and reactions (1/8)


Reaction (Explosion) of Alkali Metals with Water


Alkali Metals Reacting with Water


What is Alkali Metals | Group 1 Elements | Alkali Metals Occurrence | Physical & Chemical Properties


Group 1 - The Alkali Metals

The alkali metals are a group (column) in the periodic table consisting of the chemical elements lithium (Li), sodium (Na), potassium (K), rubidium (Rb), caesium (Cs), and francium (Fr). This group lies in the s-block of the periodic table of elements as all alkali metals have their outermost electron in an s-orbital: this shared electron configuration results in their having very similar characteristic properties. Indeed, the alkali metals provide the best example of group trends in properties in the periodic table, with elements exhibiting well-characterised homologous behaviour.
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    • History 

    • Occurrence 

    • Properties 

    • Periodic trends 

    • Compounds 

    • Representative reactions of alkali metals 

    • Extensions 

    • Pseudo-alkali metals 

    • Production and isolation 

    • Applications 

    • Biological role and precautions