Class 11 Chemistry The S Block Elements Uses of s-block elements

Uses of s-block elements

  • Many alloys are created using lithium.
  • Lithium in combination with aluminium it is used in making aeroplanes.

  • Lithium in combination with magnesium it is used to make armour plates.
  • Lithium is used in making electrochemical cells.
  • Caesium is used to make photoelectric cells due to lower ionization enthalpy than that of lithium.

  • Many fertilizers are manufactured using potassium
  • Sodium in its liquid state is used as a coolant infirm breeder nuclear reactors.
  • Beryllium is used for creating alloys.
  • Beryllium in combination with copper is sued to create strong springs.
  • Beryllium is used for making windows ofX-ray tubes.

  • Magnesium in combination with aluminium is used to make aeroplanes.
  • Magnesium is also used in flash powders and bulbs.

  • Antacid used to get relief from acidity is a suspension of magnesium hydroxide in water.
  • Calcium is used in the extraction of metals from their respective
  • Radium being a radioactive metal is used in radiotherapy.

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