Magnesium FAQs:

Q: Is magnesium a chemical element with symbol Mg and atomic number 12?

A: Yes.

Q: Is magnesium the eighth most abundant element in the Earth's crust and the fourth most common element in the Earth?

A: Yes, and making up 13% of the planet's mass and a large fraction of the planet's mantle.

Q: Is magnesium the third-most-commonly-used structural metal?

A: Yes, and following iron and aluminium.

Q: Is magnesium flammable, burning at a temperature of approximately 3,100 °C , and the autoignition temperature of magnesium ribbon is approximately 473 °C?

A: Yes, It produces intense, bright, white light when it burns.

Q: Is magnesium expelled into the interstellar medium where it may recycle into new star systems?

A: Yes.

Q: Is magnesium used in super-strong?

A: Yes, and lightweight materials and alloys.

Q: Is magnesium a gray-white lightweight metal?

A: Yes, and two-thirds the density of aluminium.

Q: Is magnesium the eighth-most-abundant element in the Earth's crust by mass and tied in seventh place with iron in molarity?

A: Yes.

Q: Is magnesium the drug of choice in the management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia?

A: Yes.

Q: Is magnesium the ninth most abundant element in the universe?

A: Yes.

Q: Is magnesium less dense than aluminium?

A: Yes, and the alloy is prized for its combination of lightness and strength.

Q: Is magnesium correlated with intracellular potassium?

A: Yes.

Q: Was magnesium one of the main aerospace construction metals and was used for German military aircraft as early as World War I and extensively for German aircraft in World War II?

A: Yes.

Q: Is magnesium highly flammable?

A: Yes, and especially when powdered or shaved into thin strips, though it is difficult to ignite in mass or bulk.

Q: Is magnesium widely used for manufacturing of mobile phones?

A: Yes, and laptop and tablet computers, cameras, and other electronic components.

Q: Is magnesium excreted in feces?

A: Yes, and urine, and sweat.

Q: Is magnesium recommended by the ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 Guidelines for Management of Patients With Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death for patients with ventricular arrhythmia associated with torsades de pointes who present with long QT syndrome?

A: Yes, and for the treatment of patients with digoxin induced arrhythmias.

Q: Is magnesium deficient?

A: Yes.

Q: Was magnesium generally restricted to engine-related components?

A: Yes, and due fire and corrosion hazards.

Q: Is magnesium also often used to ignite thermite or other materials that require a high ignition temperature?

A: Yes.

Q: Is magnesium 300 mg for men and 270 mg for women?

A: Yes.

Q: Is magnesium protected by a thin layer of oxide that is fairly impermeable and difficult to remove?

A: Yes.

Q: Is magnesium obtained principally with the Dow process?

A: Yes, and by electrolysis of fused magnesium chloride from brine and sea water.

Q: Is magnesium found in more than 60 minerals?

A: Yes, and only dolomite, magnesite, brucite, carnallite, talc, and olivine are of commercial importance.

Q: Is magnesium used to purify solvents?

A: Yes, for example, preparing super-dry ethanol.

Q: Is magnesium the eleventh most abundant element by mass in the human body and is essential to all cells and some 300 enzymes?

A: Yes.

Q: Is magnesium now used?

A: Yes.