Chemistry

What is the generic outer electron configuration for the alkali metals?

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  1. ns1
    1H is 1s1
    3Li is 1s2 2s1
    11Na is 1s2 2s2 2p6 3s1
    19K is 1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 4s1
    etc.

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  3. I know this isnt a part of the problem but if the question is asking for alkaline earth metals. the answer should be ns2

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