Are alkali transition elements?
They are not transition metals.
transition elements are not as reactive as alkali metals or alkaline earth metals.. this is so because of the valence electronic configurations. alkali metals have ns1 configurations which have easy chances of loosing electrons so as to gain the stable state. Attaining a stable state is the law of nature. hence to attain it they have to redily donate electron. this is not so easily possible for the transition elements..
The metallic elements in the periodic table includes the alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, transition metals, post-transition metals, Lanthanides, actinides, and other elements that are considered metal. You can refer to the metallic elements in Wikipedia for the full details of which elements belong to this classification.
There are nine: Alkali Metals Metalloids Non-Metals Rare Earth Elements Halogens Noble Gases Alkaline Earth Elements Transition Metals Other Metals The traditional periodic table has 18 families, also known as groups. Alkali Metals Metalloids Non-Metals Rare Earth Elements Halogens Noble Gases Alkaline Earth Elements Transition Metals Other Metals
How do the properties of the transition elements compare with those of the alkali and alkaline earth metals?
Transition state metals include a wide variety of metals; they include iron, gold, and mercury which all have strikingly different properties (hard, soft, and liquid, for example). Nonetheless, a comparison can be made between the transition state metals and the alkali and alkaline earth metals; transition state metals are not as chemically active (some transition state metals are actually inert, such as platinum).
Most elements are metals, including alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, transition metals, basic metals, and rare earth elements. There are three (3) Metallic elements that start with the letter "I". These metals are are Iron (Fe) and Iridium (Ir), transition metals, and; Indium (In), classified as an "other metal".