Magnesium in Cartridge


About Water and Magnesium Mg2+

The Reaction between Magnesium and Oxygen
1. Magnesium + Oxygen Magnesium Oxide (MgO)

2. Splitting in Water (H2O)
Mg2+ Solid
O2 Gas

3. Ionic bond between Magnesium and Oxygen is stronger than the Ionic bond between Sodium and chlorine because of the greater charge on the Ions. Magnesium oxide has a higher melting point because of the stronger bond