Atomic and physical properties
Discusses trends in atomic radius, ionisation energy, electronegativity, melting and boiling points, and densities of the Group 1 elements.
Reactions with oxygen and chlorine
Looks at the reactions of the Group 1 elements with oxygen, including the formation of peroxides and superoxides. The reactions of the various oxides with water and acids. Also a brief look at the reactions between the metals and chlorine.
Some Group 1 compounds
Some properties and reactions of the nitrates, carbonates, hydrogencarbonates and hydrides of the Group 1 elements – limited to what is required by various UK A-level syllabuses.
A brief introduction to flame tests for Group 1 (and other) metal ions.