Magnesium Properties

What are the Properties of Magnesium?

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What are  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 flame. The Physical and 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 Element for additional information and facts about this substance.

 

Magnesium Properties - 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?

ColorSilvery-white metal
PhaseSolid
Crystalline structureHexagonal
DuctilityIt can be beaten into extremely thin sheets
MalleabilityCapable of being shaped or bent
Luster Exhibits a shine or glow
HardnessRelatively soft
Melting pointThe melting point is 651C (1,200F)
Boiling pointBoiling point is 1,100C (2,000F)

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?

Chemical FormulaMg
CompoundsOxide, hydroxide, chloride, carbonate and sulfate. Also Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate heptahydrate) and Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)
FlammabilityBurns in air with a bright white light
ReactivityUpon heating, magnesium reacts with halogens to yield halides
AlloysMagnesium alloys are light, but very strong
OxidationIt combines with oxygen at room temperature to form a thin skin of magnesium oxide

Facts and Info about Magnesium Properties
This article on Magnesium properties provide facts and information about the physical and chemical properties of Magnesium which are useful as homework help for chemistry students. Additional facts and information regarding the Periodic Table and the elements may be accessed via the Periodic Table Site Map.

 

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