Alkaline earth metals

alkaline earth metals

what are they?

The alkaline earth elements are metallic elements found in the second group of the periodic table. All alkaline earth elements have an oxidation number of +2.

where can you find them?

they can be found inside the earth like in the dirt and rocks

what are they used for?

beryllium is used to make some types of alloys. Magnesium is also used in alloys for construction and in machinery like airplane parts. Calcium is important in building strong bones and used as a nutritional supplement. Strontium burns with a red color and is used in the manufacture of fireworks. Radium is radioactive and has medical applications such as cancer treatment.