the Properties of Magnesium? Definition of Magnesium
What is the definition of
Magnesium? It is
a light, silvery-white, moderately
hard metallic element that in ribbon or powder form burns with a brilliant white
Chemical Properties are the
characteristics of a substance, like Magnesium, which distinguishes it from any
other substance. Most common substances exist as
States of Matter as solids, liquids, gases and plasma. Refer to the article on
Magnesium for additional information and facts about this substance.
- What are the Physical Properties of Magnesium?
What are the Physical
Properties of Magnesium? The Physical properties of Magnesium are the characteristics
that can be observed without changing the substance into another
substance. Physical properties are usually those that can be observed using our
senses such as color, luster, freezing point, boiling point, melting point, density, hardness and odor. The Physical Properties of Magnesium are as follows:
What are the Physical Properties of Magnesium?
||It can be beaten into
extremely thin sheets
Capable of being shaped or bent
a shine or glow
||The melting point is 651°C
||Boiling point is 1,100°C
Magnesium Properties - What are the Chemical Properties of Magnesium?
What are the Chemical
Properties of Magnesium?
They are the characteristics that
determine how it will react with other substances or change from
one substance to another. The better we know the nature of the substance the
better we are able to understand it. Chemical properties are only observable during a
chemical reaction. Reactions to substances may be brought
about by changes brought about by burning, rusting, heating, exploding, tarnishing
etc. The Chemical
Properties of Magnesium are as follows:
What are the Chemical Properties of Magnesium?
||Oxide, hydroxide, chloride,
carbonate and sulfate. Also Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate
heptahydrate) and Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)
||Burns in air with a bright
||Upon heating, magnesium
reacts with halogens to yield halides
||Magnesium alloys are light,
but very strong
||It combines with oxygen at
room temperature to form a thin skin of magnesium oxide
Info about Magnesium Properties
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