Alkali Metals

  • In chemistry, an alkali is a basic, ionic salt of an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal chemical element.
  • Alkali metals are the chemical elements found in group 1 of the periodic table
  • The Alkali metals include: Lithium, Sodium, Potassium, Rubidium. Cesium, Francium
  • The word "Alkali" received its name from the Arabic word "Aquila" meaning from ashes

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Alkali metals are very reactive metals that do not occur freely nature. These metals only have one electron in there outer shell, therefor they are ready to loose that one electron in ionic bonding with other elements.

Alkali metals can explode if they are exposed to water.