Group 1 Metals - Chemistry Revision

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Group 1 Metals - Chemistry Revision

KEY POINTS ABOUT GROUP 1 METALS:

As you go down group 1:

  • Atomic radius increases
  • Electron shielding increases
  • Electrostatic attraction decreases
  • BUT reactivity increases - this is because the weak electrostatic attraction means it is easier to lose an electron = reaction
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