Group 1 - The Alkali Metals

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Group 1 - The Alkali Metals

All silvery solids and are called the alkali metals because their hydroxides dissolve in water to give an alkaline solution

As you go DOWN Group 1, the alkali metals become...

  • Bigger atoms - one extra full shell of electrons
  • More reactive - outer electron more easily lost
  • Higher density - atoms have more mass
  • Lower melting and boiling point

They are…

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