Chemguide: Support for CIE A level Chemistry

Learning outcome 10.1

Group 2

Similarities and trends in the properties of the Group 2 metals (magnesium to barium) and their compounds

Learning outcome 10.1.3

This statement is asking for a description of the effect of heat on Group 2 nitrates and carbonates.

Before you go on, you should find and read the statement in your copy of the syllabus.

Important! Note that this statement only wants a description, and will also expect equations. The explanations are covered in a later statement 27.1.1, and that won't be tested until the final exam in a two year course.

You will find a summary of all this on the page thermal decomposition of the Group 2 carbonates and nitrates. You only need to read the section headed "The Facts" for the purposes of this statement.

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