Question

# Among the alkaline earth metals, the element forming predominantly covalent compound is:

A
barium
B
beryllium
C
strontium
D
calcium

Solution

## The correct option is C berylliumOption $$(B)$$ is correct.Beryllium predominantly forms covalent compound due to its small size (can't ionize easily). It has a smaller atomic radius and a large effective nuclear charge,  it forms a covalent bond.Beryllium shows a diagonal relationship with aluminium.Chemistry

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