Burning Magnesium

Lauren Odell Pd. 7

The Procedure

We first lit the Bunsen Burner and stuck the piece of magnesium into the flame and watched a reaction. The magnesium lit on fire and then turned very bright and soon later burnt out. The product was magnesium oxide.

Magnesium Oxide

Used for antacid. Ex.: heartburn, sour stomach, acid indigestion

Prescribed by doctors, but also can be bought without a prescription. In pill form

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