General Chemistry (4th Edition)

Published by University Science Books
ISBN 10: 1891389602
ISBN 13: 978-1-89138-960-3

Chapter 3 The Periodic Table and Chemical Periodicity - Problems: 13

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Following are the common properties of Alkalis: - a. They have low densities, melting and boiling points as compared to other metals. b. They are soft and malleable. c. Reactivity and atomic radii increases down the group d. Their reaction with water is vigorous, resulting in Metal Hydroxide and hydrogen. e. They also react vigorously with oxygen forming metal oxides. f. Lithium, Sodium & Potassium react with Bromine & Iodine to form Salt.

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