**Table 1.** The static dipole (α_{1}) and quadrupole (α_{2}) polarizabilities (in au) for the ground states of the alkali and alkaline-earth atoms. A recent review summarizes static dipole polarizabilities calculations and experiments [42].

**Abstract**

Dispersion coefficients between the alkali metal atoms (Li–Rb) and alkaline-earth metal atoms (Be–Sr) are evaluated using matrix elements computed from frozen core configuration interaction calculations. Besides dispersion coefficients with both atoms in their respective ground states, dispersion coefficients are also given for the case where one atom is in its ground state and the other atom is in a low-lying excited state.