MARTYN F. CHILLMAID / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARTYN F. CHILLMAID / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Burning magnesium. Schoolgirl burning a piece of magnesium ribbon during a chemistry lesson. She is using tongs to hold the burning magnesium and wearing safety goggles to protect her eyes from the glare of the white flame. Magnesium will readily burn in air to produce magnesium oxide.
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