Why should Magnesium ribbon be cleaned before burning it?

Asked by  | 31st Mar, 2008, 05:55: PM

Expert Answer:

Magnesium is a very reactive metal,so when usually exposed to air it reacts wit oxygen and a layer of magnesium oxide is deposited on it. So before burning we clean it to remove the deposited oxide layer for burning.

Answered by  | 20th Dec, 2017, 05:46: PM