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Rubidium

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Rubidium

Rubidium is a white, lustrous metal having and extremely faint yellow tinge. It is as soft as wax. Exposed to air, rubidium metal oxidises with such rapidity that it eventually takes fire spontaneously. When heated in a vacuo, it forms a blue vapor. The metal decomposes water, with the evolution of hydrogen (which takes fire) and the formation of rubidium hydroxide. In all its properties, rubidium metal is very similar to potassium. Next to cesium, rubidium is the most electro-positive metal known. Rubidium is slightly radio-active.



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