Brayden Cruz



Dec 12 2015

Periodic Table Information

Where on periodic table- it is the 12th mineral

Its family is on the- Alkaline earth metals

Atomic number- The atomic number is 12

Atomic mass- The atomic is 24.305u

Number of Protons- Magnesium has a total of 12 protons.

Number of Neutrons- Magnesium has a total of 12 neutrons

Number of Electrons- Magnesium has a total of 12 electrons

Symbol- Mg


where its found

Magnesium is found in the earths crust but does not occur uncombined in nature. it is found in the minerals brucite, magnesite, dolomite, and carnalite.

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This metal is used for your bodies muscles and nerves when the minerals in your body is low or to maintain adeaquate


Is a powder that is explosive hazard. It has a bright white light plus ultraviolet from burning. Can cause permanent eye damage. Also is a silvery-white low density reasonably strong metal that tarnishes in air that forms a thin oxide coating.

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Chemical Property

It will sink in water but is still relatively light weight. Is silvery white metal. The surface is covered with a thin layer of oxide that helps protect the metal from attack by air.

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It was discovered in 1755 by Joseph Black


Other facts for Magnesium

Magnesium is one of the two dozen or so elements that are essential for life.

Magnesium fires must be treated with caution if water is added it will burn more fiercly.

About 13% of our earths mass comes from magnesium.