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Magnesium is a soft metal, that tarnishes slightly in air, and is normally coated with an oxide. Characteristically it readily ignites in the finely divided state, to burn with a striking white flame. Magnesium is part of group 2 on the periodic table, named the alkaline earth metals, which have notably different properties to most in the transition metal block. For example the melting point of magnesium is 650 degrees C, low in comparison to most transition metals.

Due to the combustion properties of magnesium it is used in flares and various forms of pyrotechnics. Other applications include use in computers for radio-frequency shielding and in lightweight alloys of high strength, used for aircraft and car engine casings.

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MG1749Magnesium Sheet 0.25 mm (thickness) Purity 99.9%Temper as rolled
MG1750Magnesium Sheet 0.5 mm (thickness) Purity 99.9%Temper as rolled
MG1751Magnesium Sheet 1.0 mm (thickness) Purity 99.9%Temper as rolled
MG1752Magnesium Sheet 2.0 mm (thickness) Purity 98%Temper as rolled
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