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A-Level Chemistry

Properties of Group 2 Compounds

In this video, we look at the properties of group 2 compounds. First we explore the solubility of group 2 sulfates. We look at how barium sulfate is used as a “barium meal” during X rays of the digestive system and how barium chloride can be used to test for sulfate ions. Finally, we look at group 2 carbonates and nitrates and why they become more thermally stable moving down group 2.