Write a generic Lewis structure for the alkaline earth

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Problem 29P

PROBLEM 29P

Write a generic Lewis structure for the alkaline earth metals. Do the alkaline earth metals tend to gain or lose electrons in chemical reactions? How many?

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Solution 29P

Step 1:

The alkaline earth metals beryllium (Be), magnesium (Mg), calcium (Ca), strontium (Sr), barium (Ba), and radium (Ra)) are a group of chemical elements in the s-block of the periodic table.

Lewis structure of Mg  :-

12Mg [Ne] 3s2  It has 2 electrons in its valence shell. Hence the Lewis structure is,

Mg :

Lewis structure of Be

4Be 1s2 2s2      It has 2 electrons in its valence shell. Hence the Lewis structure is,

B :

All the elements present in group 2, have two electrons in the valence shell. So the Lewis structure is as follows

Ca :          Sr:           Ba:          Ra:

Step 2:

The alkaline earth metals tend to lose electrons because they have valency +2 and by losing two electrons all the metals will attain the nearest inert gas configuration (octet rule) and become stable.

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Chapter 10, Problem 29P is Solved
Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

This full solution covers the following key subjects: alkaline, metals, EARTH, lewis, gain. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 19 chapters, and 2045 solutions. Introductory Chemistry was written by Patricia and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321910295. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Introductory Chemistry, edition: 5. The answer to “Write a generic Lewis structure for the alkaline earth metals. Do the alkaline earth metals tend to gain or lose electrons in chemical reactions? How many?” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 26 words. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 29P from chapter: 10 was answered by Patricia, our top Chemistry solution expert on 05/06/17, 06:45PM. Since the solution to 29P from 10 chapter was answered, more than 461 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer.

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