By Tyson Dai

Things to know

Magnesium's symbol is Mg and its atomic number is 12. It's atomic mass is 24.305amu.


Magnesium is a major component in making alloys, bombs, flares, and flash photography. Magnesium is also important for organic life. It's necessary for human metabolism, and also is found in most plants due to it's role in synthesizing chlorophyll.

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