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alkaline earth metalsclick to hear

Generally silvery and malleable and good conductors of heat and electricity; they react easily with nonmetals and water.
alkaline earth metals radium barium strontium calcium magnesium beryllium

radium click to hear

Extremely radioactive metal present in very low quantities in uranium ore; it is used mainly in medicine as a cancer treatment.

barium click to hear

Relatively abundant metal that is used especially in lubricants, pyrotechnics (fireworks), paint and radiology.

strontium click to hear

Relatively rare metal that is used especially in pyrotechnics (fireworks), the manufacture of magnets and medicine.

calcium click to hear

Metal that is one of the most essential elements in bones and teeth; it is also a component of cement, plaster and some alloys.

magnesium click to hear

Metal necessary for the growth and metabolism of most living organisms; it is also a component of aluminum alloys.

beryllium click to hear

Uncommon metal that is used especially in alloys for the aerospace industry and as a moderator in nuclear reactors.