Alkaline Earth Metals

By Tanner Bryant

Alkaline

The alkaline earth metals are a group of chemical reactions in the periodic table with very similar properties.

Main elements in Alkaline metals

Facts about Alkaline Metals

  • They are silvery, shiny, and relatively soft metals.
  • They are fairly reactive under standard conditions.
  • They have two outer valence electrons which they readily lose.
  • They all occur in nature, but are only found in compounds and minerals, not in their elemental forms.
  • They react with halogens to form compounds called halides.
  • All of them except beryllium react strongly with water.
  • They tend to form ionic bonds, except for beryllium which forms covalent bonds.