Group 1

Describe the physical and chemical properties of Group 1 metals and trends in their reactions with oxygen and water.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which statement about the periodic table is correct?

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Q2.Metals usually have melting and boiling points.

Fill in the blank.

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Q3.Metals can be shaped without breaking because they are...

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Q4.Compared to non-metals, metals are:

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Q5.Copper is used to make electrical wires because...

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Q6.Match the metal use with its property.
  • Aluminium is used to make aeroplanes
  • Iron is used to make bridges
  • Gold is used to make jewellery
  • Copper is used in electrical circuits
  • because it conducts electricity and is ductile.
  • because it is malleable and light.
  • because it is strong and cheap.
  • because it is shiny and unreactive.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which statement about the periodic table is correct?

1/6

Q2.Metals usually have melting and boiling points.

Fill in the blank.

2/6

Q3.Metals can be shaped without breaking because they are...

3/6

Q4.Compared to non-metals, metals are:

4/6

Q5.Copper is used to make electrical wires because...

5/6

Q6.Match the metal use with its property.
  • Aluminium is used to make aeroplanes
  • Iron is used to make bridges
  • Gold is used to make jewellery
  • Copper is used in electrical circuits
  • because it conducts electricity and is ductile.
  • because it is shiny and unreactive.
  • because it is strong and cheap.
  • because it is malleable and light.

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Group 1

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Q1.The elements in Group 1 are also known as the …

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Q2.Select two physical properties of the alkali metals.

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Q3.Starting with the alkali metal with the lowest reactivity, sort the alkali metals in order of reactivity.
  • potassium
  • caesium
  • rubidium
  • lithium
  • sodium

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Q4.What is the product of a reaction between sodium and oxygen?

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Q5.Match the alkali metal to its reaction with water.
  • lithium
  • sodium
  • potassium
  • rubidium
  • floats, moves quickly, ignites with an orange flame
  • floats, moves very quickly, ignites with a lilac flame
  • almost instant violent production of white and orange sparks
  • floats, moves slowly and fizzes

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Q6.Complete the word equations by matching the reactants and products.
  • lithium + water →
  • sodium + oxygen →
  • sodium + water →
  • rubidium + oxygen →
  • rubidium oxide
  • sodium hydroxide + hydrogen
  • sodium oxide
  • lithium hydroxide + hydrogen

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Group 1

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.The elements in Group 1 are also known as the …

1/6

Q2.Select two physical properties of the alkali metals.

Select two (2) boxes

2/6

Q3.Starting with the alkali metal with the lowest reactivity, sort the alkali metals in order of reactivity.
  • potassium
  • rubidium
  • caesium
  • sodium
  • lithium

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Q4.What is the product of a reaction between sodium and oxygen?

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Q5.Match the alkali metal to its reaction with water.
  • lithium
  • sodium
  • potassium
  • rubidium
  • almost instant violent production of white and orange sparks
  • floats, moves very quickly, ignites with a lilac flame
  • floats, moves slowly and fizzes
  • floats, moves quickly, ignites with an orange flame

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Q6.Complete the word equations by matching the reactants and products.
  • lithium + water →
  • sodium + oxygen →
  • sodium + water →
  • rubidium + oxygen →
  • rubidium oxide
  • sodium hydroxide + hydrogen
  • sodium oxide
  • lithium hydroxide + hydrogen

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