What is the charge for all elements in Group 1A?

1 Answer
Dec 13, 2016



For starters, it's worth noting that elements located in group 1 of the periodic table are called alkali metals.


All these elements have one valence electron, i.e. one electron located in their outermost energy shell. In order complete their octet and become stable, these elements lose that valence electron.

Consequently, group 1 elements will form #1+# cations.