Alkaline Earth Metals

----------------------Blane Dempsey-------------------------

What are They?

Alkaline Metals have a oxidation number of +2 which makes them very reactive.They are electropositive,divalent metals,and they form oxides that react with water.

A Few Elements From the Alkaline Earth Metals

What are They Used for

Beryllium is used to make some types of alloys.Magnesium is used for making machinery and construction.Calcium builds bones and is a nutritional system.Strontium burns bright red and is used for fireworks.Radium is radioactive and has medical properties.

Foods that include Calcium

  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Milk
  • Sardines
  • Fortified OJ
  • Soybeans

Where are They Found?

Alkaline Earth Metals are found in nature

Flame Test: Alkaline Earth Metals