This is in contrast to what happens in Group 1 of the Periodic Table (lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium and caesium). 2.11 Group II elements and their compounds. The general trend in acidity in oxides of the Period 3 elements as we go across the period from left (Group 1) to right (Group 17): basic oxides (Group 1, 2) → amphoteric oxide (Al 2 O 3) → acidic oxides (oxyacids) The same trend can be seen in each period of the Periodic table and we have: Bases react with acids such is HCl: (3 Marks) (d) Heating Group 2 Carbonates, Such As CaCO3 Leads To Decomposition. 2.11.3 investigate and describe the reactions of the elements with oxygen, water and dilute acids; On the whole, the metals burn in oxygen to form a simple metal oxide. A/AS level. Lithium has by far the smallest ion in the Group, and so lithium nitride has the largest lattice energy of any possible Group 1 nitride. information contact us at info@libretexts.org, status page at https://status.libretexts.org. Ions of the metals at the top of the Group have such a high charge density (because they are so small) that any peroxide ion near them falls to pieces to give an oxide and oxygen. Trying to pick out patterns in the way the metals burn. M = Mg, Ca, Sr,Ba --> I will be using 'M' as the general symbol for a Group II element in this topic. Mg + 2 H2O Mg(OH) 2 + H2 This is a much slower reaction than the reaction with steam and there is no flame. Barium forms barium peroxide (BaO 2) because the larger O 2 2− ion is better able to separate the large Ba 2+ ions in the crystal lattice. Mg burns with a bright white flame. To be able to make any sensible comparison, you would have to have pieces of metal which were all equally free of oxide coating, with exactly the same surface area and shape, exactly the same flow of oxygen around them, and heated to exactly the same extent to get them started. The familiar white ash you get when you burn magnesium ribbon in air is a mixture of magnesium oxide and magnesium nitride (despite what you might have been told when you were first learning Chemistry!). The general formula for this reaction is MO (where M is the group 2 element). strontium and water reaction. Why do some metals form peroxides on heating in oxygen? My best guess would be the same sort of silvery sparkles that magnesium or aluminium powder burn with if they are scattered into a flame - but I don't know that for sure. It would be quite untrue to say that they burn more vigorously as you go down the Group. Strontium forms this if it is heated in oxygen under high pressures, but barium forms barium peroxide just on normal heating in oxygen. The group 2 metals will burn in oxygen. Energy is evolved when the ions come together to produce the crystal lattice. But how reactive a metal seems to be depends on how fast the reaction happens - not the overall amount of heat evolved. CCEA Chemistry. The strontium equation would look just the same. PERIODIC TABLE GROUP 2 MENU . When something like magnesium nitride forms, you have to supply all the energy needed to form the magnesium ions as well as breaking the nitrogen-nitrogen bonds and then forming N3- ions. Beryllium, magnesium and calcium don't form peroxides when heated in oxygen, but strontium and barium do. The reactions with oxygen. There are no simple patterns. For more information contact us at info@libretexts.org or check out our status page at https://status.libretexts.org. When these metals (M) are heated in oxygen they burn vigorously to produce a white ionic oxide, M2+O2-. In this video I take a look at some of the different ways in which group 2 elements can react. This is then well on the way to forming a simple oxide ion if the right-hand oxygen atom (as drawn below) breaks off. It is almost impossible to find any trend in the way the metals react with oxygen. As a whole, metals when burns with the oxygen form a simple metal oxide. In all the other Group 1 elements, the overall reaction would be endothermic. 2:09 know the approximate percentages by volume of the four most abundant gases in dry air Mixtures of barium oxide and barium peroxide will be produced. What the metals look like when they burn is a bit problematical! . The general equation for the Group is: $3X_{(s)} + N_{2(g)} \rightarrow X_3N_{2(s)}$ The size of the lattice energy depends on the attractions between the ions. This is compared to non-metals when the reactivity decreases working down a non-metal group such as group 7. This property is known as deliquescence. This Module addressed why it is difficult to observe a tidy pattern of this reactivity. Unless otherwise noted, LibreTexts content is licensed by CC BY-NC-SA 3.0. Calcium is quite reluctant to start burning, but then bursts dramatically into flame, burning with an intense white flame with a tinge of red at the end. CaO(s) + H2O(l) ——> Ca(OH)2(s) Hydroxides • basic strength also increases down group • this is because the solubility increases • the metal ions get larger so charge density decreases • there is a lower attraction between the OH¯ ions and larger dipositive ions Exposed to air, it will absorb water vapour from the air, forming a solution. Reactions with dilute hydrochloric acid All the metals react with dilute hydrochloric acid to give bubbles of hydrogen and a colourless solution of the metal chloride. They react violently in pure oxygen producing a white ionic oxide. Barium: I have also only seen this burn on video, and although the accompanying description talked about a pale green flame, the flame appeared to be white with some pale green tinges. Beryllium is reluctant to burn unless in the form of powder or dust. Ca + Cl 2 → CaCl 2. The Facts. When the crystal lattices form, so much energy is released that it more than compensates for the energy needed to produce the various ions in the first place. Strontium and barium will also react with oxygen to form strontium or barium peroxide. Only in lithium's case is enough energy released to compensate for the energy needed to ionize the metal and the nitrogen - and so produce an exothermic reaction overall. Group 2 reactions Reactivity of group 2 metals increases down the group Mg will also react slowly with oxygen without a flame. 2Mg + O2 2MgO This needs to be cleaned off by emery paper before doing reactions with Mg ribbon. As I said earlier, they are powerful reducing age… All of these processes absorb energy. The Facts The reactions with oxygen Formation of simple oxides Nitrogen is often thought of as being fairly unreactive, and yet all these metals combine with it to produce nitrides, X3N2, containing X2+ and N3- ions. There is an increase in the tendency to form the peroxide as you go down the Group. Water: Only in lithium's case is enough energy released to compensate for the energy needed to ionise the metal and the nitrogen - and so produce an exothermic reaction overall. increases down the group because it becomes more easy to lose the two electrons. Those reactions don't happen, and the nitrides of sodium and the rest are not formed. $Ba_{(s)} + O_{2(s)} \rightarrow BaO_{2(s)}$. On the whole, the metals burn in oxygen to form a simple metal oxide. Ca(s) + H2O(l) → Ca(OH)2(aq) + H2(g) oxygen, to forma metal oxide with the formula MO where M is the metal and O is oxygen ... (OH)2 is only sparingly soluble. Reaction of Group-2 Metals with Cl 2 : All Gr-2 metals except Be react with chlorine to give ionic chlorides whereas Be reacts with chlorine to give covalent chloride . This page looks at the reactions of the Group 2 elements - beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium and barium - with air or oxygen. The lattice energy is greatest if the ions are small and highly charged - the ions will be close together with very strong attractions. As you go down the Group and the positive ions get bigger, they don't have so much effect on the peroxide ion. The speed is controlled by factors like the presence of surface coatings on the metal and the size of the activation energy. For example, Magnesium reacts with Oxygen to form Magnesium Oxide the formula for which is: 2Mg (s) + O 2 (g) 2MgO (s) This is a redox reaction. We also acknowledge previous National Science Foundation support under grant numbers 1246120, 1525057, and 1413739. In this case, though, the effect of the fall in the activation energy is masked by other factors - for example, the presence of existing oxide layers on the metals, and the impossibility of controlling precisely how much heat you are supplying to the metal in order to get it to start burning. Acid-Base reactions are not Redox reactions because there are no changes in Oxidation number. This forms a white oxide, which covers the surface. This energy is known as lattice energy or lattice enthalpy. Nitrogen is fairly unreactive because of the very large amount of energy needed to break the triple bond joining the two atoms in the nitrogen molecule, N2. The lattice energy is greatest if the ions are small and highly charged - the ions will be close together with very strong attractions. (b) Relative Reactivities of the Group 2 elements Mg → Ba shown by their redox reactions with: (i) Oxygen (ii) Water (iii) Dilute acids {Reactions with acids will be limited to those producing a salt and Hydrogen.} You haven't had to heat them by the same amount to get the reactions happening. This is in contrast to what happens in Group 1 of the Periodic Table (lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium and cesium). The general equation for the Group is: $3X_{(s)} + N_{2(g)} \rightarrow X_3N_{2(s)}$. (i) The Reactions of Group 2 Elements with Oxygen. (a) describe the redox reactions of the Group 2 elements Mg to Ba: (i) with oxygen, (ii) with water; (b) explain the trend in reactivity of Group 2 elements down the group due to the increasing ease of forming cations, in terms of atomic size, shielding and nuclear attraction; Reactions of Group 2 compounds Anhydrous calcium chloride is a hygroscopic substance that is used as a desiccant. to generate metal oxides. The group 1 elements react with oxygen from the air to make metal oxides. e.g. (3 Marks) (c) Draw The Molecular Orbital Diagram For Peroxide Ion. Representative reactions of alkaline earth metals. REACTIONS OF THE GROUP 2 ELEMENTS WITH COMMON ACIDS This page looks at the reactions of the Group 2 elements - beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium and barium - with common acids. This works best if the positive ion is small and highly charged - if it has a high charge density. Strontium: I have only seen this burn on video. Why do some metals form peroxides on heating in oxygen? Strontium and barium will also react with oxygen to form strontium or barium peroxide. $2X_{(s)} + O_{2(g)} \rightarrow 2XO_{(s)}$. questions on the reactions of Group 2 elements with air or oxygen, © Jim Clark 2002 (last modified February 2015), reactions of these metals with water (or steam). Beryllium, magnesium and calcium don't form peroxides when heated in oxygen, but strontium and barium do. Electrons in the peroxide ion will be strongly attracted towards the positive ion. "X" in the equation can represent any of the metals in the Group. Group 2 reactions Reactivity of group 2 metals increases down the group Mg will also react slowly with oxygen without a flame. This is because the less electronegative sodium has a weak Na-O bond and the oxygen is more easily given up to react with H+. The reactions of the Group 2 metals with air rather than oxygen is complicated by the fact that they all react with nitrogen to produce nitrides. Reaction with water Most Group II oxides react with water to produce the hydroxide e.g. reactivity trend down group 2 with water. Mg(s) + H2O(g) → MgO(s) + H2(g) b) Calcium is more reactive. It is also reluctant to start burning, but then burns with an intense almost white flame with red tinges especially around the outside. Their ions only carry one positive charge, and so the lattice energies of their nitrides will be much less. The reactions of the Group 2 metals with air rather than oxygen is complicated by the fact that they all react with nitrogen to produce nitrides. The equations for the reactions: Oxygen: All of the elements in group 2 react vigorously with Oxygen, the product of which is an ionic oxide. REACTIONS OF THE GROUP 2 ELEMENTS WITH AIR OR OXYGEN This page looks at the reactions of the Group 2 elements - beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium and barium - with air or oxygen. All group 2 elements except barium react directly with oxygen to form the simple oxide MO. This is then well on the way to forming a simple oxide ion if the right-hand oxygen atom (as drawn below) breaks off. Reactions with water . Atomic and physical properties . For example, the familiar white ash you get when you burn magnesium ribbon in air is a mixture of magnesium oxide and magnesium nitride. Anything else that I could find in a short clip from YouTube involved a flame test for a barium compound, irrespective of how it was described in the video. $2Mg_{(s)} + O_{2(g)} \rightarrow 2MgO_{(s)}$, $3Mg_{(s)} + N_{2(g)} \rightarrow Mg_3N_{2(s)}$. The Group II elements are powerful reducing agents. 2Mg + O 2MgO Mg will also react with warm water, giving a different magnesium hydroxide product. The chemical properties of Group2 elements are dominated by the strong reducing power of the metals. The LibreTexts libraries are Powered by MindTouch® and are supported by the Department of Education Open Textbook Pilot Project, the UC Davis Office of the Provost, the UC Davis Library, the California State University Affordable Learning Solutions Program, and Merlot. You will need to use the BACK BUTTON on your browser to come back here afterwards. The alkali metals react with oxygen. 1.3.2 (a) Redox Reactions of Group 2 Metals. Now imagine bringing a small 2+ ion close to the peroxide ion. The reaction of Group II Elements with Oxygen. All of these processes absorb energy. Reactions. Beryllium: I can't find a reference anywhere (text books or internet) to the colour of the flame that beryllium burns with. Beryllium has a very strong (but very thin) layer of beryllium oxide on its surface, and this prevents any new oxygen getting at the underlying beryllium to react with it. But how reactive a metal seems to be depends on how fast the reaction happens (i.e., Kinetics) - not the overall amount of heat evolved (i.e., Thermodynamics). For example, Barium peroxide can form because the barium ion is so large that it doesn't have such a devastating effect on the peroxide ions as the metals further up the Group. It would obviously be totally misleading to say that magnesium is more reactive than potassium on the evidence of the bright flame. Now imagine bringing a small 2+ ion close to the peroxide ion. REACTIONS OF THE GROUP 2 ELEMENTS WITH AIR OR OXYGEN. This leads to lower activation energies, and therefore faster reactions. It is easier for group 2 elements to lose 2 electrons the further away the electrons are from the nucleus ( as you go down there are more shells), hence the trend is as you go down the group 2 elements the reactivity with oxygen increases. Reaction with oxygen. We say that the positive ion polarizes the negative ion. Watch the recordings here on Youtube! A reducing agent is the compound that gets oxidised in the reaction and, therefore, loses electrons. Why do these metals form nitrides on heating in air? You could argue that the activation energy will fall as you go down the Group and that will make the reaction go faster. The activation energy will fall because the ionization energies of the metals fall. Mg ribbon will often have a thin layer of magnesium oxide on it formed by reaction with oxygen. Missed the LibreFest? On the whole, the metals burn in oxygen to form a simple metal oxide. You might possibly be able to imagine a trace of very pale greenish colour surrounding the white flame in the third video, but to my eye, they all count as a white flame. In each case, you will get a mixture of the metal oxide and the metal nitride. Nitrogen is often thought of as being fairly unreactive, and yet all these metals combine with it to produce nitrides, X3N2, containing X2+ and N3- ions. Group 2 have 2 outer electrons which are less easily lost compared to group 1 At the top of group 2 ionisation energies are often too high for the electrons to be removed so they're relatively unreactive, reactivity increases down group 2 also. Question: (a) Write Chemical Equations For The Reactions Of Oxygen With Group 1 Metals And Group 2 Metals Respectiv (4 Marks) (b) Discuss The Trend Of Thermal Stability Of Group 1 And Group 2 Peroxides. with $$X$$ representing any group 2 metal. Ions of the metals at the top of the Group have such a high charge density (because they are so small) that any peroxide ion near them falls to pieces to give an oxide and oxygen. What the metals look like when they burn is a bit problematical! The has been reduced from 0 to -2. (h) trend in general reactivity of Group 1 and Group 2 metals; Northern Ireland. . There are no simple patterns in the way the metals burn. Lithium is the only metal in Group 1 to form a nitride. Lithium has by far the smallest ion in the Group, and so lithium nitride has the largest lattice energy of any possible Group 1 nitride. 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All Group 2 elements tarnish in air to form a coating of the metal oxide. Once started, the reactions with Oxygen and Chlorine are vigorous: 2Mg(s) + O 2 (g) è2MgO(s) Ca(s) + Cl 2 (g) è CaCl 2 (s) All the metals except Beryllium form oxides in air at room temperature which dulls the surface of the metal. Beryllium has a very strong (but very thin) layer of beryllium oxide on its surface, and this prevents any new oxygen getting at the underlying beryllium to react with it. If this is the first set of questions you have done, please read the introductory page before you start. Nitrogen is fairly unreactive because of the very large amount of energy is required to break the triple bond joining the two atoms in the nitrogen molecule, N2. To find the trend of reactions of metals with oxygen is almost impossible. Mixtures of barium oxide and barium peroxide will be produced. This page looks at the reactions of the Group 2 elements - beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium and barium - with air or oxygen. The speed is controlled by factors like the presence of surface coatings on the metal and the size of the activation energy. There are also problems with surface coatings. Beryllium is reluctant to burn unless it is in the form of dust or powder. An example reaction is shown below: In this reaction, the is oxidised from 0 to +2. The overall amount of heat evolved when one mole of oxide is produced from the metal and oxygen also shows no simple pattern: If anything, there is a slight tendency for the amount of heat evolved to decrease as you go down the Group. It would be quite untrue to say that they burn more vigorously as you go down the Group. At room temperature, oxygen reacts with the surface of the metal. Reactions with oxygen … To be able to make any sensible comparison, you would have to have pieces of metal which were all equally free of oxide coating, with exactly the same surface area and shape, exactly the same flow of oxygen around them, and heated to exactly the same extent to get them started. In the whole of Group 2, the attractions between the 2+ metal ions and the 3- nitride ions are big enough to produce very high lattice energies. Reaction with halogens. It can't be done! This energy has to be recovered from somewhere to give an overall exothermic reaction - if the energy can't be recovered, the overall change will be endothermic and won't happen. 2Li(s) + Cl 2 (g) → 2LiCl(s) A similar reaction takes place with the other elements of group 7. In the whole of Group 2, the attractions between the 2+ metal ions and the 3- nitride ions are big enough to produce very high lattice energies. The excess energy evolved makes the overall process exothermic. Beryllium is reluctant to burn unless it is in the form of dust or powder. in the air. In all the other cases in Group 1, the overall reaction would be endothermic. It explains why it is difficult to observe many tidy patterns. Mg(OH) 2(s) + 2 HCl (aq) → MgCl 2(aq) + 2 H 2 O (l) The Mg ions remain 2+ The Oxygen is -2 in the OH-ion, and -2 in water. Further along though, a strong S-O bond keeps this together and more H+ is generated. This works best if the positive ion is small and highly charged - if it has a high charge density. 2Mg + O2 2MgO This needs to be cleaned off by emery paper before doing reactions with Mg ribbon. The group 2 metals (M (s)) react with oxygen gas (O 2(g)) at room temperature and pressure to form oxides with the general formula MO as shown in the balanced chemical reactions below: 2Be (s) O 2(g) The activation energy is much higher. The excess energy evolved makes the overall process exothermic. 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