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Magnesium, the eight most abundant element in the earth's crust, is a light, moderately hard, silvery-white metal. While ingots of the metal tarnish in air and react very slowly with water, finely divided powder is very reactive. Magnesium does not occur uncombined, but is found commonly in magnesite, dolomite, and other minerals. It is one of the lightest of the structural metals (a third lighter than aluminum), making it essential as an alloy in airplane and missile construction.
|Property Name||Property Value||Property Name||Property Value|
|Atomic Code||(12Mg24.3050)||First Ionization Energy||176K-cal/g-mole|
|Melting Point||650°C||Mohs Hardness @ 20°C||2.0|
|Boiling Point||1100°C||Linear Coefficient of Expansion||26.1x10-6K-1|
|Themal Conductivity||0.37cal/cm2/cm/s/°C||Crystal Structure||Hexagonal|
|Specific Heat||0.245cal/g°C||Modulus of Elasticity||4570kg/mm2|
|Latent Heat of Fusion||88cal/g||Thermal Neutron Cross Section||0.059barns/atom|
|Latent Heat of Vaporization||1260cal/g||Poisson Ratio||0.35|
|Atomic Volume||14.0W/D||Tensile Strength||33,000psi|