Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 8 - Sections 8.1-8.9 - Exercises - Review Questions: 25b

Answer

The alkaline earth with an electron configuration $(ns^{2})$ have two valance electrons and tend to be reactive metals losing their $(ns^{2})$ electrons to form 2+ cations.

Work Step by Step

Alkaline earth metals are quite reactive, but not as much as alkali metals.
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