Burning of Magnesium Ribbon Activity | Burning of Magnesium Ribbon Activity Class 10

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Burning of a Magnesium Ribbon in air and collection of magnesium oxide in a watch glass

Chemical Changes | Class 7, Physical and Chemical Changes, Science
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  1. Clean a magnesium ribbon about 2 cm long by rubbing it with sandpaper.
  2. Hold it with a pair of tongs.
  3. Burn it using a spirit lamp or burner and collect the ash so formed in a watch-glass as shown in this figure.
  4. Burn the magnesium ribbon keeping it as far as possible from your eyes.
  5. Observation- Magnesium ribbon burns with a dazzling white flame and changes into a white powder. This powder is magnesium oxide. It is formed due to the reaction between magnesium and oxygen present in the air.

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