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antimatter101

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Black magnesium?
« on: December 17, 2012, 08:26:13 PM »

I put magnesium strip in water hoping to form Mg(OH)2 but instead, after a few days, there were lumps of white and black stuff everywhere. What is wrong? Even MgO is white!
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Re: Black magnesium?
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 08:31:21 PM »

Maybe some biological impurities. Magnesium salts all white.
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Re: Black magnesium?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 08:39:57 PM »

I checked out black magnesium on Youtube and found a chemist doing a magnesium corrosion experiment to make MgO, but got black stuff instead. We're on the same boat.
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