Combustion of Magnesium

 

 

Hazards: 

Magnesium burns extremely bright.  Do not look directly at the flame.

 

Chemicals and Solutions: 

Magnesium

 

Materials: 

Bunsen burner

Matches

Crystallization dish for magnesium

Tweezers

 

Procedure: 

Hold the magnesium using tweezers, and light it in a bunsen burner. 

Add burnt Mg ribbon to crystallizing dish containing water and phenolphthalein.  Indicator turns pink.

 

Discussion: 

 

 

To schedule a demonstration, please send an email to the demonstration lab.

 

Contact:

Eric Camp

Lecture Demonstration Technician

Bagley Hall 171

(206) 543-1606

ericcamp@uw.edu

 

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