What is the most reactive metal in the periodic table?

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The most reactive metal in the periodic table is francium. Francium belongs to the alkali metals, a group on the periodic table whose members are all highly reactive. These metals are highly reactive because they all have only one valence electron.

The alkali metals become more reactive as you move down in the group's order in the periodic table starting with lithium, and francium is the bottom element of the group. These metals get more reactive because each successive member has more electrons, meaning that the reactive valence electron is further away from the nucleus. The nucleus' protons therefore have less pull on the valence electron, which allows it to react more freely. Francium reacts violently with water, and even a small vial of it in water creates an enormous explosion.

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alkali metals (lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium, and francium, even though hydrogen is located at 1A, it is not an alkali metal.
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On a periodic table the most reactive metal is Francium, metals are located to the left of the staircase and as you move further left and down, the element more easily loses electrons
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The alkali metals, found in group 1 of the periodic table,
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Lithium, by far! Edit: Lithium reacts violently with many substances and it is a highly flammable element (must be treated with care). Ever heard about "exploding laptops"
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Dmitri Mendeleev generally is credited with the creation of the first periodic table, which charts the chemical elements by atomic number and valence shell electron configuration.
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