## Chemistry (7th Edition)

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# Chapter 6 - Ionic Compounds: Periodic Trends and Bonding Theory - Conceptual Problems - Page 218: 24

#### Answer

It is likely an alkali earth metal

#### Work Step by Step

The third ionization energy has a much larger energy jump. This can be assumed to be the next period thus the element has two valence electrons so it is an alkali earth metal

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