Magnesium - Periodic Table of Videos
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The team at periodicvideos has created a TED-Ed Lesson for every element of the periodic table. This one is about the first "useful" metal on the periodic table. It famously burns very brightly when exposed to flame. It's magnesium.
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As you can see in the Periodic Video “Carbon Dioxide (Part II),” magnesium can burn in CO2 in a very exothermic reaction. That reaction produces a white solid (magnesium oxide) and a black solid (elemental carbon).
Magnesium is a light, nontoxic, relatively abundant and cheap metal and is used in many daily sit...
Can you research and list at least 5 of these daily applications of magnesium in our lives?
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