Meaning of ALKALI METAL in English

ALKALI METAL

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(alkaline earth metal) The Group 1 elements, lithium (Li), sodium (Na), potassium (K), rubidium (Rb), cesium (Cs), and francium (Fr) react with cold water for form strongly alkaline hydroxide solutions, and are referred to as "alkali metals". Hydrogen is not considered an alkali metal, despite its position on some periodic tables.

General chemistry English glossary.      Английский глоссарий общей химии.