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Alkali Metals and Alkaline Earth Metals

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:14 pm
by Danieljm1B
What is significant about Alkali Metals and Alkaline Earth Metals as strong bases? In other words, what makes them strong bases?

Re: Alkali Metals and Alkaline Earth Metals

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:38 pm
by Sisi Li 1F
They are incredibly reactive- Alkali metals form 1+ ions and Alkaline Earth Metals form 2+ ions. As a result, they react strongly with water to form hydroxides

Re: Alkali Metals and Alkaline Earth Metals

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:39 pm
by Cynthia Gong 1L
They are also strong because they completely dissociate in water