Alkaline Earth Metals

Amaya Powell

Alkaline Earth Metals

  1. The alkaline earth metals are beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium, and radium. This group lies in the s-block of the periodic table as all alkaline earth metals have their outermost electron in an s-orbital.

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What are they? They are the second most reactive family of elements in the periodic table. They are reactive metals, and forma basic oxides that react with water.

Where can you find them? All discovered alkaline metals occur in nature.

What are they used for? Each element is used for different purposes. For example, Magnesium is used for car engines, pencil sharpeners, laptops, cellphones, and in fireworks.

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