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The Periodic Table

Group 2 - The Alkaline Earth Metals - Group Trends.

What are the Group Trends for the Alkaline Earth Metals?

As you go down group 2 from beryllium to radium,
the alkaline earth metals

1. Are softer, with lower melting points and boiling points.

2. Have a higher density.

3. Have bigger atoms.     4. Are more reactive.

See the alkali metals for the explanation for 3 and 4.

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