Why should a magnesium ribbon should be cleaned before burning in air?

No comments

Magnesium is a reactive metal, it reacts with the oxygen of air and forms magnesium oxide.

Magnesium oxide makes a layer on the upper surface of the metal. Which makes it difficult for the magnesium to get burnt and give characteristic flame.

By using sandpaper we can remove its upper layer for proper combustion reaction to take place.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.