Where are the alkali metal elements found on the periodic table?

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Dec 18, 2016

Answer:

Where else but in #"Group 1?"#

Explanation:

The #"Periodic Table"# divides the 100 of so known elements into vertical columns, so-called #"Groups"#, and so-called #"Periods"#, horizontal rows. The #"Groups"# and #"Periods"# fill on the basis of repetitive electronic structure. Members of the same #"Group"# display reasonably similar chemistry.

Members of #"Group 1"# are the so-called #"alkali metals: lithium; sodium; potassium; rubidium........"#