alkaline earths

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alkaline earths

(ăl`kəlīn, –lĭn), oxides of the alkaline-earth metalsalkaline-earth metals,
metals constituting Group 2 of the periodic table. Generally, they are softer than most other metals, react readily with water (especially when heated), and are powerful reducing agents, but they are exceeded in each of these properties by the
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, especially of calcium, strontium, and barium. They are not readily soluble in water and form solutions less basic than those of alkalies.
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The concentrations of the alkaline earth elements Mg and Ca in the protolith are close to those in the chemical composition of the UCC.
Unlike alkaline earth elements apatites, in lead apatites ([Pb.sub.10][(Z[O.sub.4]).sub.6][(OH).sub.2]), stereochemically active lone electron pairs experience repulsive forces from [OH.sup.-] ions, located in the structural channels.
In wood ash, alkaline and alkaline earth elements are primarily present as oxides, hydroxides, or carbonates, but also as chlorides [14,15].
3) the column is washed with buffer to remove the alkali and alkaline earth elements;