Answer to Question #59388 in Inorganic Chemistry for muhammad umar

Question #59388
which of these statement is not true?
a)alkaline earth metals react with acid to liberate hydrogen
b)metals halides formed by alkaline earth metals are hygroscopic in nature
c)alkaline earth metals react readily with water
d)alkaline earth metals are less reactive than alkali metals
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Expert's answer
2016-04-23T11:22:05-0400
Alkaline earth metals react with water and release hydrogen.
Nitrates calcium, magnesium and other alkaline earth metal hygroscopic.
Alkaline earth metals react with water, but not as easily as alkali metals.
Alkaline earth metals are less reactive than the alkali metals.
So wrong statement is that "alkaline earth metals react easily with water"
Answer: с (alkaline earth metals react readily with water)

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