Magnesium

MORE THAN A METAL

Magnesium Mg

Magnesium has 12 protons, 12 neutrons, 12 electrons, 3 atomic orbitals, and 2 valence electrons.

The origin of Magnesium

Magnesium was discovered by Sir Humphrey Davy at 1755 in England. The origin of the name is from the Greek word "Magnesia."

Uses of Magnesium

Properties and Characteristics of Magnesium

- Ductile

- Malleable when heated

- Silvery-white appearance

- Not very dense

- Chemically active metal

- Good conductor of electricity

- Good conductor of heat

- Melting point : 650 °C , 923 K , 1202 °F

- Boiling point : 1091 °C, 1363 K, 1994 °F

Common places Magnesium is found

Magnesium is the eighth most abundant element in the earth's crust. Magnesium is found in nature. Magnesium is commonly found in seawater. It can also be found in natural minerals.