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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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Watch as we burn magnesium in a block of solid carbon dioxide and the professor gives his view on global warming.
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A super cool look at magnesium by The Elements by Theodore Gray.
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).
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Can you research and list at least 5 of these daily applications of magnesium in our lives?
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