Alkaline Earth Metals

Group 2

Where they are found

These metals are found in the second group of the periodic table. These metals include beryllium (Be), Magnesium (Mg), Calcium (Ca), Strontium (Sr), Barium (Ba), and Radium (Ra). These can be used for various types of reasons.

Symbols on the periodic table.

What they are used for

Beryllium- It can be used to strengthen alloys.

Magnesium- It can be used in alloys that help make airplanes.

Calcium- Essential nutrient in all living organisms.

Strontium- Can be used in fireworks and flares.

Barium- It is used in Barium sulfate which people with some stomach problems drink before an X-ray

Radium- Radioactive element that associates with uranium.