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 Magnesium Metal

Magnesium is an alkaline earth metal that has the symbol Mg in the periodic table of elements. Magnesium is a fairly strong, silvery-white, light-weight metal (one third lighter than aluminum) that slightly tarnishes when exposed to air. In a powder, this metal heats and ignites when exposed to moisture and burns with a white flame. It is difficult to ignite in bulk, though it is easy to light if it is shaved into thin strips. Once ignited, it is difficult to extinguish.

Magnesium metal alloys are available in many different forms.

Magnesium Ribbon

Magnesium Ribbon is a long strip of magnesium metal about 3 millimeters wide and about 10 meters long. Other specifications are:

  • Thickness 0.03mm.
  • Flammable Solid.
  • Weights about 25 grams

Magnesium is a flammable metal used in fire works and combustion experiments.

Magnesium Ribbon
Magnesium ribbon burns with a bright light. Close and direct look at the flame is harmful for the eyes. In the past magnesium flame have been used as a photography flash light. Magnesium is also used in fireworks. Magnesium ribbon is specifically sold for science experiments and observations. Magnesium Ribbon Burning

Magnesium Strip Electrode

Magnesium Electrode is a strip of magnesium metal about 2 centimeters wide, 12 centimeters long and 1.2 millimeters thick. It is stamped with letters MG so it can easily be distinguished from other metal electrodes with the same size.

Magnesium electrode is used for electrolysis and construction of voltaic cell. It is also used for heat conductivity, density and hardness experiments. Magnesium Electrode Flat

Magnesium Sheet

Magnesium Sheet, General purpose, high strength to weight ratio. Contains about 95% magnesium. The remaining 5% is mainly aluminum and zinc that improve the physical property of the product.
It is cut to 8" x 5" (125mm x 205mm) and the thickness is 0.04 inch (1 millimeter).

Chemical Specifications:
Aluminum   2.5 - 3.5
Copper   0.05 max
Iron   0.005 max
Magnesium   Balance
Manganese   0.2 min
Nickel   0.005 max
Silicon   0.1 max
Zinc   0.6 - 1.4
Magnesium Sheet

Magnesium sheets may be used for photo engraving or used as a large magnesium electrode.

 Magnesium Coil Electrode

Magnesium Coil Electrode is a hand made coil of magnesium strip made specifically for construction of voltaic cells and battery experiments such as "Salt Water Battery".

Since the magnesium coil is very fragile, it is being shipped in clear plastic tubes.

The length of the coil is about 10 centimeters.

Magnesium Electrode Coil

Magnesium Rod (Magnesium Stick)

Magnesium rod also known as magnesium stick is Made of 99.8% MAGNESIUM and is used in making magnesium parts and magnesium alloys.  The weight is 1 lb and the dimensions are 1.3" (32mm) in diameter and 12" (300mm) in length. May be used to make magnesium parts or magnesium alloys.

Magnesium Rod (Magnesium Stick)

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Magnesium Electrode
Magnesium Electrode (Mg)
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Lead Sheet Metal

Magnesium Electrode (Mg)
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