# The properties listed in which option is NOT necessarily consistent with those of an alkaline earth metal? "A. Forms a salt with TWO equivs of halide." "B. Forms a simple binary oxide." "C. React with water to give dihydrogen." "D.Are ductile"

Mar 1, 2017

#### Answer:

Well, I would say $D$.

#### Explanation:

By definition, ALL metals are malleable and ductile, and so this property is not restricted to the Group 2 metals. (Ductility is the ability of a metal to be drawn into a wire.)