Find out why magnesium is important for living things.
- Magnesium is an alkaline earth metal.
- Magnesium is required by all living things.
- Magnesium can be combined with other metals to produce strong, lightweight alloys.
When a piece of magnesium metal is heated in air, it burns with a bright flash of light.
It was once used in camera flashbulbs and its distinctive white flare can still be seen in fireworks and sparklers.
Magnesium is the eighth most abundant element in the Earth’s ...
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