Magnesium: An important element
Hi, and today I'm going to be telling you why magnesium, an element on the periodic table, is so important to us as humans for us to thrive and be healthy. But first, here us a little bit about the element...
A little bit about magnesium
Magnesium was discovered in 1755 by a Scottish physician and chemist, Joseph Black (1728-1799) It was then later identified by sir Humphrey Davey (1778-1829) in 1808, just over 50 years after its discovery. Magnesium originates from the name Magnium that Davey originally suggested. Here is a little bit about Magnesium from the periodic table: Symbol: Mg, short for Magnesium, Atomic Number: 12, Mass Number: 24.305 (rounded down to 24), Number on PT: 12. Its atomic structure is 12 protons, 12 electrons and 12 neutrons. The property of Magnesium is metal. Common uses of Magnesium are being use ad in cattle feed and fertilisers, different parts of the element are used in medicine.(magnesium hydroxide, Epsom salts (sulphate), chloride and citrate. Magnesium is found in large deposits in minerals such as magnesite and dolomite. Magnesiums appearane is very rocky and solid.
Magnesiums atomic structure. The amount of neutrons is calculated by the mass number subtracted by the atomic number.
Compounds formed by Magnesium
Magnesium Oxide (Mg0), Magnesium Nitride (Mg3N2). MAGNESIUM OXIDE: Molar Mass: 40.3044g/mol, Melting Point: 2,852 degrees, Density: 3.58g/cm3, Boiling Point: 3,600 degrees. Magnesium Oxide is a white tablet used to reduce stomach upset and diarrhoea. MAGNESIUM NITRIDE: Molar Mass: 100.9494g/mol, Melting Point: approx. 1500 degrees, Density: 7.71g/cm3. Magnesium Nitride is a greenish-yellow powder.
Interesting Facts about Magnesium
Magnesium is found in fireworks. 60% of magnesium in the human body is found in the skeleton, 39% in the muscle tissue, and 1% is extra- cellular. Low magnesium intake or absorption is associated with diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and sleep disturbance
The Final Question: Why Magnesium would be a good resource for a country?
Magnesium would be a good resource for a country because parts of it are used in medicine, which help people that have disease, seizures or sickness. It is also used to make car seats luggage and electronics, which we as humans need very much. Magnesium also plays an important role in any humans' life, and without it we can potentially get sickness that we don't want. It is also very hard to come by, which makes it very important. Without Magnesium, we as humans won't be able to function properly to thrive.