Alkaline Earth Metals

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Alkaline Earth Metals are what?

Alkaline Earth Metals are the group two on the Periodic Table and contain soft silver metals. These soft silver metals are less metallic in character when compared to Group 1. This group of elements consist of Beryllium, Magnesium, Calcium, Strontium, Barium, and Radium. The heavier metals are Calcium, Strontium, Radium, and Barium and they are almost as reactive as the elements in Group 1. When you mix any of these elements with Hydrogen you make Hydrides, binary compounds that were formed when something combines with Hydrogen. When you mix the following; Magnesium, Calcium, Barium, and Strontium, with water they react to make Hydrogen gas. This Hydrogen gas goes into our atmosphere. Did you know that the US Navy actually uses some of these chemicals to make fire power?