Magnesium (Mg) Element's Properties and Facts

Element Name : Magnesium Magnesium
Symbol : Mg
Presence in:
1. 70 kg Person : 19 g
2. Body : 0.05 %
3. Earth Crust : 2.9 %
4. Earth Ocean : 0.13 %
5. Universe : 0.06 %
Properties:
1. Atomic Number : 12
2. Atomic Weight : 24.305
3. Group : 2
4. Period : 3
5. Block : s
6. Density : 1.738 g/cm3
7. Melting Point : 923 K
8. Boiling Point : 1363 K
9. Electron Form : [Ne] 3s2
10. State of matter : Solid
11. Color : Silvery-white
Other Facts:
1. Area of Presence in Body : Lungs, Kidney, Liver, Thyroid, Brain, Muscles, Hearts
2. Existence in type of Foods : Milk, Nuts, soy beans, and cocoa
3. Diseases : Leg cramps, muscle spasms, and colon cancer.
4. Health Uses : Used to prevent heart diseases and in maintaining the structure of the skeleton and muscles.
5. Adult consumption / day : Woman 320 mg, Men 420 mg
6. Children consumption / day : 30 mg
7. Natural Form : Dolomite, magnesite or magnesium carbonate, carnallite or potassium magnesium chloride and epsomite or magnesium sulfate.
8. Other Forms : Nil
9. Source Place : The largest producer of magnesium ore is Turkey. Other large producers are North Korea, China, Slovakia, Austria, and Russia.
10. Common Uses : Strength and low density are the important properties of magnesium and hence used in the manufacture of airplanes, automobiles, metal luggage, ladders, shovels, other gardening equipment, racing bikes, skis, race cars, cameras, and power tools. Also used in cameras which use flash bulbs.
 

Elements in the Human Body

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2
3
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5
6
7
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9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
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18
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57 - 71
7
89 - 103
Lanthanide
Actinide
The color of the atomic number indicates the state of matter at standard conditions (0°C and 1 atm)
Solids     Liquids     Gases     Unknown

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