Arrange the following elements in the increasing order of their metallic character Mg, Ca, K, Ge, Ga

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Alkali metals are the most electropositive elements.  Alkaline earth metals have the next highest metallic character. p block metals have the lowest metallic character.
In a period, on moving from left to right, the metallic character decreases.
In a group, on moving from top to bottom, the metallic character increases.
Hence, the increasing order of the metallic character is Ge < Ga < Mg < Ca < K.
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