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What happens when Magnesium burns?
Question Date: 2012-12-23
Answer 1:

When magnesium burns it gives off a brilliant white light. In air, the magnesium reacts with oxygen to form magnesium oxide. It can also bun in nitrogen (to form magnesium nitride), in CO2 (to form magnesium oxide) and even under water (forming magnsium oxide and hydrogen gas).

Answer 2:

Magnesium combines with oxygen to create a salt called magnesium oxide, MgO. Magnesium oxide is a white powder.

Answer 3:

If we burn magnesium in air the following reaction occurs: 2 Mg (s) + O2 (g) = 2 MgO (s) + energy. It burns with a white light. I hope this helps!

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