Alkali Metal Elements: Properties, Characteristics & Reactions


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Which of the following is NOT a property or characteristic of the alkali metals?

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1. What makes alkali metals so reactive?

2. What is most common ionic form of an alkali metal?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Alkali metals include hydrogen, lithium, sodium and potassium. In this quiz, you'll be tested on some of the specific characteristics and properties of alkali metals, as well as facts about them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your knowledge on the following:

  • How to differentiate between what is and is not a characteristic of alkali metal
  • Why alkali metals are reactive
  • The most common ionic form of alkali metals
  • Alkali metals with low first ionization energy
  • Why alkali metals are rare

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - drawing the most relevant information from the related lesson on alkali metals
  • Information recall - remembering information about lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium and cesium
  • Knowledge application - using the knowledge you've gained to answer questions pertaining to chemical reactions involving alkali metals

Additional Learning

For those looking to learn more about alkali metal elements, we recommend the accompanying lesson to this quiz, called Alkali Metal Elements: Properties, Characteristics & Reactions. In this lesson, you can work on the following objectives:

  • Recognize examples of alkali metal elements
  • Know the color and feel of alkali metals
  • Define first ionization energy
  • Explore alkali metal reactions