Facts about Magnesium The symbol for Magnesium is Mg. Magnesium is one out of the 13 elements that are found in living things. The atomic mass of Mg is 12 and it’s atomic number is 24. Mg’s group name is Alkaline Earth and it’s group number is 2.
More Facts About Mg It’s Boiling Point is 2024.6 ̊F. Melting Point is 1202 ̊F. Also Magnesium has 12 Electrons, 12 Protons, and 12 Neutrons. The atom would have 2 electrons in the first ring, 8 on the second ring, and 4 on the third ring. The Protons and Neutrons would be in the Nucleus .
Information Mg is classified as a Metallic. This element was discovered by Joseph Black on 1755. The origin name comes from the Greek word “Magnesia.”
The Minerals Where Mg Is Found and Availabilities. Mg is found in sea water. Every Cubic kilometer has 1.3 billion kilograms of Magnesium. It’s found in dolomite (CaCo3·MgCo3) and in carnallite (Kci·MgCl·6h20)
Characteristics & Isotopes It’s color is silver white. It’s a soft metal with 2.5 moths. Some of the Isotopes are Mg-25, Mg-26, Mg-24, and Mg-28.
RISKS & Where It Can Be Found In When Magnesium is a metal it’s a fire risk. Magnesium is not a toxic element. It’s found in nature, plants, animals, Earth crust, and people.
USES Mg is use for flares and pyrotechnics. Other uses are bombs and flash photography, airplanes, and missiles.