Alkaline Earth Metals

Group 2

What are Alkali Earth Metals? Where can you find them?

The Alkaline Earth Metals can be found in group 2 of the Periodic Table. They include Beryllium, Magnesium, Calcium, Strontium, Barium, and Radium. These elements are shiny, silvery-white, and can be reactive at at standard temperature and pressure. Being in Group 2, this means that these elements have 2 valence electrons. All of the Alkaline Earth Metals occur in nature and you can find them there.

What are Alkaline Earth Metals used for?

There are many uses for these elements. Alloys are created through Beryllium, as well as Magnesium. Calcium is used in nutritional supplements. Strontium is used in fireworks and Radium is used in medical machinery.