alkaline earth elements

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al·ka·line earth el·e·ments

those elements in the family Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, and Ra, the hydroxides of which are highly ionized and hence alkaline in water solution.

al·ka·line earth el·e·ments

(al'kă-lin ĕrth el'ĕ-mĕnts)
Those elements in the family Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, and Ra, the hydroxides of which are highly ionized and hence alkaline in water solution.
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It turned out that Upsalite had the highest surface area measured for an alkali earth metal carbonate; 800 square meters per gram.