Combustion of Magnesium

When a magnesium strip is ignited it burns with a brilliant white light, forming a bright white powder, magnesium oxide.

Curriculum Notes 

This classic demonstration can be used to illustrate combustion, a combination reaction, a formation reaction, a redox reaction, or an exothermic reaction. Allow about 5 minutes for this demo.

Lead Time 
One day of lead time is required for this project.

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