As the atomic number of elements within Group 2 increases, what happens to the metallic character of each successive element?

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May 22, 2017

Answer:

The metallic character increases.

Explanation:

"Metallic character" here basically means how likely the atoms are to give up electrons rather than take them in. As the atomic number increases in any group, the outer electrons are successively farther out from the nucleus, and thus are more easily removed.