Alkaline Earth Metals

Beryllium, Magnesium, Calcium, Strontium, Barium, Radium

What are Alkaline Earth Metals?

Alkaline Earth Metals are in group two in the periodic table. They are metals, meaning they are shiny, ductile, malleable, and good conductors of heat and electricity. Alkaline Earth Metals contain two valence electrons—which they usually lose when bonding. Most Alkaline Earth Metals have a radioisotope occurring naturally in nature.

Examples of Alkaline Earth Metals

Characteristics of Alkaline Earth Metals

Alkaline Earth Metals are shiny, ductile, malleable, and serve as good conductors. They are usually a silvery-white colour. Their melting point and boiling points are relatively low.

Products containing Alkaline Earth Metals

Here are some products of Alkaline Earth Metals:

1) Limestone

2) Marble

3) Chalk

4) Coral

5) Emerald

6) Fireworks