Magnesium

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Golden Valley High School, Santa Clarita, California, U.S.A.

Magnesium, 12, Golden Valley High School, New York, USAMagnesium: In our picture, we created a rock concert to show the presence of magnesium throughout the world. The focal points are the pyrotechnics and white fireworks. Our group added these objects because they contain magnesium, and magnesium burns white. We also placed a flashlight, automotive rims, a camera and thermometers on the shirts and in the hands of our concert goers because magnesium is present in all of these items. Finally, we created the atomic number of magnesium with grizzly paws to represent the school that our group proudly attends, Golden Valley High School, just North of Los Angeles, California.

Artwork by Seungyoun Noh, Daniel Zatarain, Nathaniel Chaparro, Derek Darnell Garcia, Khadijah Cole. Teacher: Ms. Julie Huffman, Golden Valley High School, Santa Clarita, California

Atomic properties*

Name:

Symbol:

Atomic number:

Atomic mass:

Melting point:

Boiling point:

Density:

Electronegativity:

Number of isotopes:

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Colour:

Classification:

Magnesium

Mg

12

24.305 amu

650°C

1090°C

1.74 g/cm3

1.31

3

Solid

Silvery-white±

Metallic±

 

* Haynes, W. M. (2011). CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 91st edition: http://www.hbcponline.com/ Retrieved April 7, 2011

± Winter, M. (2010). Home of the Periodic Table. Retrieved April 8, 2011, from Web Elements: http://www.webelements.com/