What group do the alkaline earth metals belong to?
Group IIA: beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium and radium.
How do you ust the periodic table to identify alkali metals alkaline earth metals transition metals halogens and noble gases?
The alkali metals are more reactive than the alkaline earth metals. The reactivity of both metals increases as we go down the periodic table. That means the most reactive members of the group will be found at the bottom. The alkali metals are Group 1 elements, and the alkaline earth metals are the Group 2 elements, and more information can be found by using the links below.