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
Advent Research Materials Ltd supplies Magnesium in foil form in various different
quantities. Prices can be viewed on our web site at www.advent-rm.com.
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