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Alkaline earth metal
The alkaline earth metals are six chemical elements in column (group) 2 of the Periodic table. They are beryllium (Be), magnesium (Mg), calcium (Ca), strontium (Sr), barium (Ba), and radium (Ra). They have very similar properties: they are all shiny, silvery-white, somewhat reactive metals at standard temperature and pressure.

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alkaline earth

1. any of the bivalent metals of group II of the periodic table (calcium or strontium or barium or magnesium or beryllium)
(synonym) alkaline-earth metal
(hypernym) metallic element, metal

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Alkaline Earth
family of group IIA elements, beryllium, Be, magnesium, Mg, calcium, Ca, strontium, Sr, barium, Ba, and radium, Ra. The oxides and hydroxides of these elements are strong bases. See also,  alkaline.

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An oxide of an alkaline earth metal , which produces an alkaline solution in reaction with water.

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