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Alkaline Earth Metals

The alkaline earth metals are a group of elements in the periodic table. They are all in the second column of the periodic table. They are sometimes referred to as the group 2 elements.

What elements are alkaline earth metals?

The elements of the alkaline earth metals include beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium, and radium. Click the links or see below for more details on each.

What are the similar properties of alkaline earth metals?

Alkaline earth metals share many similar properties including: Order of Abundance

The most abundant of the alkaline earth metals on Earth is calcium which is the fifth most abundant element in the Earth's crust. Here is the list in order:
  1. Calcium
  2. Magnesium
  3. Barium
  4. Strontium
  5. Beryllium
  6. Radium
Interesting Facts about Alkaline Earth Metals



More on the Elements and the Periodic Table

Elements
Periodic Table

Alkali Metals
Lithium
Sodium
Potassium

Alkaline Earth Metals
Beryllium
Magnesium
Calcium
Radium

Transition Metals
Scandium
Titanium
Vanadium
Chromium
Manganese
Iron
Cobalt
Nickel
Copper
Zinc
Silver
Platinum
Gold
Mercury
Post-transition Metals
Aluminum
Gallium
Tin
Lead

Metalloids
Boron
Silicon
Germanium
Arsenic

Nonmetals
Hydrogen
Carbon
Nitrogen
Oxygen
Phosphorus
Sulfur
Halogens
Fluorine
Chlorine
Iodine

Noble Gases
Helium
Neon
Argon

Lanthanides and Actinides
Uranium
Plutonium

More Chemistry Subjects

Matter
Atom
Molecules
Isotopes
Solids, Liquids, Gases
Melting and Boiling
Chemical Bonding
Chemical Reactions
Radioactivity and Radiation
Mixtures and Compounds
Naming Compounds
Mixtures
Separating Mixtures
Solutions
Acids and Bases
Crystals
Metals
Salts and Soaps
Water
Other
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