Sittig, Marshall Office of Research, Project Administration, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.
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A chemical element, Cs, with an atomic number of 55 and an atomic weight of 132.905, the heaviest of the alkali metals in group 1 of the periodic table (except for francium, the radioactive member of the alkali metal family). Cesium is a soft, light, very low-melting metal. It is the most reactive of the alkali metals and indeed is the most electropositive and the most reactive of all the elements.
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