Alkali Metals

Kally Wilson

List of Elements in the Alkali Metal Family

  • Lithium
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Rubidium
  • Cesium
  • Francium
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Uses of these elements

  • Lithium: Batteries, laptops, digital cameras, electric vehicles, non rechargeable batteries
  • Sodium: Streetlights, salt, soda ash, baking soda, caustic soda, chile salt pepper, and borax
  • Potassium: Medication
  • Rubidium: Photocells, working fluid, purple in fireworks, glasses and ceramics
  • Cesium: Medication, used in measuring instruments
  • Francium: None