what is alkali and alkaline

Asked by amolshukal.2001 | 27th Dec, 2017, 10:07: AM

Expert Answer:

Elements of group 1 are called alkali metals, and elements of group 2 are called alkaline earth metals.
 
Group 1 elements are called alkali metals because they form hydroxides on reaction with water and are strongly alkaline in nature.
 
Group 2 elements are called alkaline earth metals because their oxides and hydroxides are alkaline in nature, and these metal oxides are found in the earth’s crust.

Answered by Varsha | 27th Dec, 2017, 12:34: PM

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