Group 2 compounds: reactions

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Group 2 oxide and hydroxides 

  • Group 2 oxides and hydroxides are bases- neutralised by acids to form a salt and water

Group 2 oxides

  • Group 2 oxides react with water to form a solution of the metal hydroxide 

Group 2 hydroxides 

  • Group 2 hydroxides dissolved in water to form alkaline solutions
  • The solubilityof the hydroxides in water increases down the group- resulting solutions are more alkaline


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