Magnesium is the 12th element of the periodic table and it has a atomic weight of 24.305 and has a symbol of Mg. It is a metal that is rather reactive and its compounds are necessary for cells. Magnesium is prized as it is lightweight and strong. Magnesium has extremely many uses in industries and medicine, although overshadowed by Aluminium, Iron, Zinc and Copper.


Name: Aluminium

Atomic number: 12

Atomic weight: 24.305

Elemental category: Alkali earth metal

Colour: silver-grey

Melting point: 650 C, 1202 F

Boiling point: 1091 C, 1994 F

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