Daily Archives: February 2, 2016


These are crystals of magnesium. The other alkaline earth metals have a similar appearance and properties. (Mark Fergus, CSIRO)
The alkaline earth metals or alkaline earths are a set of six elements found in the second group (column) of the periodic table.  Atoms of each of these elements have two electrons in the outer electron shell. Take a look at the elements in this group and their common properties: […]

Alkaline Earth Metals