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An Essay on theComparison and Contrast between Group 1 and Group 2 Elements
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An Essay on the Comparison and Contrast between Group 1 and Group 2 Elements
In this essay I will examine the characteristics of group 1 and group 2 elements which are also known as alkaline metals. Group 2 metals are alkaline earth metals which are strong reducing agents, and as a result, give up their electrons easily. They are less reactive than the alkali metals, but still reactive enough that they are not found naturally occurring in nature. The metals are a shiny, silver-white colour and can conduct electricity well. The elements include beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium, and radium.
All of the Alkaline Earth Metals are found in the Earth's crust. They are usually distributed in rock structures as they are too reactive to exist in the natural form. Magnesium is the eighth most abundant element on earth and can be found in carnellite, magnesite, and dolomite. Calcium is the fifth most abundant element on earth and can be found in chalk, limestone. Group 1 are known as alkali metals these metals have only one electron in their outer shell and readily lose the one electron in ionic bonding with other elements they
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