Group: 2 Period: 3 Atomic Mass: 24 Atomic Number: 12
Physical And Chemical Properties
Physical: Shiny, silver/gray colored, malleable, ductile, large density and is strong.
Chemical: The surface of magnesium has a very light coat of oxide, which helps protect the certain metal from the air and atmosphere.
Location On The Table
Magnesium's location on it's table says that it is a very reactive metal (only has 2 valence electrons), and is located in Group 2 because of this. Magnesium is in Period 3, so it will have 3 electron rings surrounding the nucleus. Because it is in Group 2, Magnesium identifies as a metal, and therefore will be ductile, strong, malleable, and can also be a good conductor. Also, it's shiny.
Chemical Formula for Magnesium Oxide: Mg(OH)2
"Magnesium is strong, dense and light, but it can't compete with Oxygen's might!"