Alkali Metals

Alkali Metals are very reactive metals that do not occur freely in nature. These metals have only one electron in their outer shell

TYPES OF ALKALI METALS

Types of Alkali Metals:

Lithium

Sodium

Potassium

Rubidium

Cesium

Francium

PROPERTIES OF ALKALI METALS

  • they have low melting and boiling points compared to most other metals.
  • they are very soft and can be cut easily with a knife.
  • they have low densities (lithium, sodium and potassium will float on water)