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Vocabulary Term Details

Alkaline earth metals

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alkaline_earth_metals)

The alkaline earth metals are a group of chemical elements in the periodic table with very similar properties: they are all shiny, silvery-white, somewhat reactive metals at standard temperature and pressure and readily lose their two outermost electrons to form cations with charge +2. (Wikipedia)

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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Metallic elements
Barium
Beryllium
Calcium
Magnesium
Radium
Strontium
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Approved Date
18-Oct-2012

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