Group 1 metals (C4)

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  • Created by: caits
  • Created on: 15-04-14 11:39

Group 1 metals are so reactive because they can easily gain or lose an electron

Group 1 metals float on water telling us they are less dense than water

I predict it will become more reactive as you go down the table because the electrons are further away from the nucleus so there is less force keeping them there.

Lithium + water ----> Lithium Hydroxide + Hydrogen

Li + H2O ----> LiOH + H2

2Li + 2H2O ----> 2LiOH + H2

Sodium  + Water ----> Sodium Hydroxide + Hydrogen

Na + H20 ----> NaOH + H2

2Na + 2H2O ----> 2NaOH + H2

Potassium + Water ----> Potassium Hydroxide + Hydrogen

K + H2O ----> KOH + H2

2K +…

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