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Alkaline Earths (Group 2A Elements): Definition & Properties

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How many valence electrons do alkaline earth metals have?

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1. What happens when alkaline metals lose their valence electrons?

2. All are properties of alkaline earth metals except:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The six elements that make up the alkaline earth metal group share many characteristics. This quiz and worksheet combination will check your understanding of elements in this group, including their properties and where they are found in nature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests students on the following information:

  • Valence electrons of alkaline earth metals
  • Properties of elements in this group
  • Identification of these elements
  • Alkaline earth metals in nature

Skills Practiced

Students will gain practice with these related skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on alkaline earth metals
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as valence electrons
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast elements in this group

Additional Learning

Read the lesson titled Alkaline Earths (Group 2A Elements): Definition & Properties to learn more about this subject. The lesson's objectives are:

  • Locate group 2A on the periodic table
  • Analyze the reactivity of alkaline earth metals
  • Discuss the ability of beryllium and magnesium to form not only ionic bonds, but covalent bonds as well
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