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Magnesium



Name Magnesium
Atomic Number 12
Atomic Weight 24.305(1)
Symbol Mg
Melting Point ( °C ) Melting Point: 923 K (650°C or 1202°F)
Boiling Point ( °C ) 1363 K (1090°C or 1994°F)
Density (g/cm3) 1.74 (g/cm3)
Earth crust (%) 2.1 %
Discovery (Year) 1755
Group Alkaline Earth Metal
Electron configuration Ne 3s2
Ionization energy (eV) 738 (kJ/mol)


Magnesium is metal with the symbol Mg, atomic number 12, and important to the human body. Magnesium was named after a district in the region of Thessaly, Greece. Today, Magnesium can be mostly found in seawater. Magnesium is also used to make aluminum foil, like the one you have in your kitchen . Epson salt has some great amounts of Magnesium


Discovery

References

http://www.chemicalelements.com/elements/mg.html

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