If you like us, please share us on social media or tell your professor. Consider building or adopting a Wikitext for your course like Prof. Dianne Bennett from Sacramento City College demonstrates in this video.

GeoWiki.png
ChemWiki: The Dynamic Chemistry Hypertext > Core > Inorganic Chemistry > Descriptive Chemistry > Elements Organized by Block > s-Block Elements > Group 2 Elements: The Alkaline Earth Metals

Group 2 Elements: The Alkaline Earth Metals

Table of contents
No headers

The Group 2 alkaline earth metals include Beryllium, Magnesium, Calcium, Barium, Strontium and Radium and are soft, silver metals that are less metallic in character than the Group 1 Alkali Metals. Although many characteristics are common throughout the group, the heavier metals such as Ca, Sr, Ba, and Ra are almost as reactive as the Group 1 Alkali Metals. All the elements in Group 2 have two electrons in their valence shells, giving them an oxidation state of +2.

You must to post a comment.
Last modified
02:13, 7 Aug 2015

Tags

This page has no custom tags.

Classifications

(not set)
Vet2
Fundamental

CORE

TEXTMAPS

WIKI-TEXTS

HOMEWORK

WORKSHEETS

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers 1246120, 1525057, and 1413739.

Creative Commons License Unless otherwise noted, content in the UC Davis ChemWiki is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at copyright@ucdavis.edu. Questions and concerns can be directed toward Prof. Delmar Larsen (dlarsen@ucdavis.edu), Founder and Director. Terms of Use