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Characteristics of s-block elements
 All the elements are soft metals.
 They have low melting and boiling points.
 They are highly reactive in nature.
 Most of them impart characteristic colours to the flame.

 They form ionic compounds by losing their valence electrons and, thus, show oxidation states of +1 and +2 in their compounds.
 The elements are good reducing agents.
 All of them are good conductors of heat and electricity.

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