Vanadium belongs to Group 5, which is one of the groups in the transition metal family. The other transition metals in Group 5 are niobium, tantalum and dubnium. All of these elements have five electrons in their outermo... More »

The element boron belongs to the earth metal family of elements, which is also called the boron group. In addition to boron, this family includes aluminum, gallium, indium, thallium and ununtrium. Families consists of gr... More »

Calcium belongs to the family of elements called the alkaline earth metals. It is placed in Period 4 and Group 2, or the S-block, of the Periodic Table of Elements. It is a soft grey metal with atomic number 20 and weigh... More »

Platinum belongs to the transition metals family, which includes the 38 elements found in groups 3 through 12 on the periodic table. The metals in the family are ductile and malleable while conducting electricity and hea... More »

Zinc belongs to the transition metal family. Transition metals all share certain characteristics, notably the ability to conduct electricity and heat. Transition metals are also ductile, meaning one can stretch them into... More »

The element boron belongs to the earth metal family of elements, which is also called the boron group. In addition to boron, this family includes aluminum, gallium, indium, thallium and ununtrium. Families consists of gr... More »

Calcium belongs to the family of elements called the alkaline earth metals. It is placed in Period 4 and Group 2, or the S-block, of the Periodic Table of Elements. It is a soft grey metal with atomic number 20 and weigh... More »