The group 1 elements

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  • Group 1 elements are- Lithium, Sodium, Potassium, Rubidium, Caesium and Francium.
  • They are also known as alkali metals.
  • They ave one electron in their outer shell of their atom.
  • They are vicious when they react. Most of them are corrosive.
  • They are hard to find. They are mostly, found as a compounds.
  • Potassium, Lithium and sodium are the top of the reactivity series.
  • This is because they react violently when water is brought closer to these elements.
  • Potassium in water-
  • (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/6/7898205_6ee6ccb086.jpg)
  • Lithium in water-
  • (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1018/1490554529_476141993a.jpg)
  • Sodium in water-
  • (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/5/8633092_4461d088b0.jpg)

Properties of alkali metals-

  • They are

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