Why should a magnesium ribbon be cleaned before burning in air?

Asked by Shivani Kumari | 1 year ago |  197

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Solution :-

Magnesium rubber should be cleaned before burning in air because Magnesium metal reacts with the atmospheric oxygen and forms Magnesium Oxide (MgO) layer which is a very stable compound. In order to prevent further reactions with Oxygen, it is therefore necessary to clean the ribbon by to remove the layer of MgO.

Answered by Vishal kumar | 1 year ago

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