Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Alkali Metals for Chemistry

We had been discussing how the periods (the rows) on the Periodic Table tell you how many electron shells are in the atom, and the groups (columns) tell you how many electrons are available to interact.

Since the outer shells require more energy, as you go down in the group and get more shells farther out, you get similar reactions, but with dramatically increasing violence as shown here.

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