Magnesium reacts with oxygen present in air(by providing it heat) but why dont it reacts with carbon present in air as CO2..?
 

Asked by akshaykhanna6162 | 19th Jun, 2017, 07:29: PM

Expert Answer:

Magnesium burns even in the presence of carbon dioxide.

It produces high temperature and light on burning. Due to which carbon dioxide dissociates into its components carbon and oxygen.

Thus, magnesium burns even in the presence of carbon dioxide.

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 20th Jun, 2017, 10:19: AM