alkaline earth

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  • noun

Synonyms for alkaline earth

any of the bivalent metals of group II of the periodic table (calcium or strontium or barium or magnesium or beryllium)

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It is the heaviest of the alkaline earth metals and is found in trace amounts of uranium ores.
An understanding of the soil nutrients including alkali and alkaline earth metals is important for proper management of wetland-dominated systems, as they greatly influence the productivity (Mitsch and Gosselink 2000; Bai et al.
This suggests, says Scerri, that helium belongs on the far left of the chart with the alkaline earth metals, which also have two electrons in their outer shells.