Metals have similar physical properties. They can be arranged according to their relative reactivity. This is known as the Reactivity Series. To arrange the metals in order of reactivity, a number of experiments need to be carried out.
Reactions with water
The more vigorous or violent the reaction the more reactive the metal.
Group 1 metals are the most reactive metals on the periodic table and will react with water.
Reaction with water
- Lithium - fizzing and solid disappears
- sodium - fizzing, melts into a ball and moves across…