General chemistry Assignment of Be and Mg to alkaline earth metals
Hello, why were these 2 elements not initially included in this group, then IUPAC included them, what was the reason for this?
They wasn't included because their chemical properties are quite different from the included elements. For example this two metals reach with water very slow. But ions of Be and Mg have lots of similarities to alkaline earth metals.
@argentum Chemical properties of their anions are very similar to that of a alkali metals
@chaoticgood At the same time, beryllium is very different from other elements in its behavior.