Characteristics of alkali metals

 Alkali metals are highly reactive and contain one electron in their outer shell.

They are found in group one of the periodic table also called the s-block of the periodic table. They are all highly reactive metals and are very soft and ductile. They have low melting points and boiling points, and are soluble in water. 

The alkali metals are:

  • Lithium
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Rubidium
  • Cesium
  • Francium
alkali metals