Alkali Metals

The first group on the Periodic table

Alkali Metals are everywhere.. and nowhere.. at the same time!

While there are 3 very common alkali metals - lithium, sodium, and potassium - there are also 3 very uncommon alkali metals. These are called rubidium, cesium, and francium.
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Be Careful! They're not something to play with!

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Alkali metals are very reactive! This makes them very dangerous, as they could easily cause an explosion or injury somebody.
All discovered Alkali metals occur in nature, and they also all react with water.

They also have very similar properties: They're all shiny and soft at standard temperature and pressure, and readily lose their outermost electrons to form cations with charge +1

The following is a video showing how a Alkali metal reacts to water.