Alkali metals (Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs) and the alkaline earth metals (Ca, Sr, Ba - sometimes Mg is included also) form hydroxides that are well-known to be soluble or at least slightly soluble and create strongly basic solutions. Apparently these solutions of hydroxides are also known as alkali.
Since the more well-known d metals (Cr, Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, Ni, Co, Ti etc.) forms no soluble hydroxide, I used to assume that apart from the 9 metals stated at the top, there is no more metals that corresponds to soluble hydroxides.
However, while searching my (non-English) version of Constants of Inorganic Substances: A Handbook by Lidin, Andreyeva and Molochko, I discovered that Europium (II) hydroxide was written as if it is soluble in a chemical equation in the Europium section. Later, I did search for information on the compound with the keywords ""Europium II hydroxide" soluble" , and I found some results:
europium (II) sulfate is scarcely soluble in water, while europium (II) hydroxide dissolves readily and gives an alkaline reaction
Is there any other research on the compound Europium (II) hydroxide? Is it really soluble?
Which metal hydroxides, apart from those of those group 1 and 2 metals, are soluble? Is there any specific reason why europium (II) is such an anomaly? If there are other such cations, is there a specific reason for that particular cation to form such a soluble hydroxide?