What is the name of the family that are likely to form solutions with a pH greater than 7 which are bases?

1 Answer
Jul 17, 2018

alkali family IA ( but also the alkali earth family ( II A)


The alkali family has only one valance electron. This electron is easily lost forming a positive ion. The positive ion will displace one Hydrogen in water leaving an #OH^-`#ion, which is basic.