Below is a list of elements on the periodic table that belong to the alkaline earth metals group. The alkaline earth metals are a series of elements comprising Group 2 (IUPAC style) (Group IIA) of the periodic table. This specific group in the periodic table owes its name to their oxides that simply give basic alkaline solutions. The alkaline earth metals are silver colored, soft metals, which react readily with halogens to form ionic salts, and with water, though not as rapidly as the alkali metals, to form strong alkaline hydroxides.
List of Alkaline Earth Metals