family of group IA metals in the periodic table made up of, lithium, Li, sodium, Na, potassium, K, rubidium, Rb, cesium, Cs,
and francium, Fr, all group IA elements except hydrogen, H. The oxides and hydroxides of these metals are strong bases. See also, alkali.
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