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Alkali and Alkaline earth metals (Periodic Table of the by Monica Halka

By Monica Halka

Scientists categorize the chemical parts as metals, nonmetals, and metalloids mostly in keeping with the weather' skills to behavior electrical energy at common temperatures and pressures, yet there are different differences taken under consideration whilst classifying the weather within the periodic desk. The alkali metals, for instance, are metals, yet have such specific houses that they're given their very own category. an identical is correct for the alkaline earths.

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Although there are newer and more expensive antidepressive drugs on today’s market, lithium remains the safest and most tested drug for treating bipolar disorder. Technology and Current Uses of Lithium Lithium is one of the most versatile alkali metals. From batteries to lubricants and catalysts to pharmaceuticals, lithium and its compounds find a wide variety of uses. Lithium stands out among the alkali metals for several reasons. It is the lightest alkali metal and the least-dense element that is solid at room temperature and atmospheric pressure.

Continuing research into how sodium is produced and delivered throughout interstellar space will help astrophysicists fine-tune their understanding of stellar processes. The Chemistry of Sodium Sodium metal reacts vigorously with water, as shown in the following chemical equation: 2 Na (s) + 2 H2O (l) → 2 NaOH (aq) + H2 (g). The reaction is so exothermic that the heat produced can ignite the hydrogen gas and cause it to explode. The demonstration of this reaction is common in chemistry classrooms.

Tritium, on the other hand, is radioactive, has a relatively short half-life, and does not occur naturally. Tritium can be manufactured, however, by bombarding lithium 6 with neutrons. Worldwide lithium production is about 12,500 metric tons per year. With increasing demand for lightweight batteries and power sources that do not depend on fossil fuels, the use of lithium will almost certainly continue to grow. 97 g/cm3. Since this value is less than the density of water, sodium metal floats (although it reacts violently with the water upon contact).

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