Magnesium reacts with water differently depending on the phase of water. Magnesium reacts with steam or water vapor to produce magnesium oxide and hydrogen gas. However, its reaction with cold water produces magnesium hy... More »

Magnesium has a very energetic combustion reaction with oxygen, where two atoms of magnesium bond with one molecule of oxygen gas to form two molecules of magnesium oxide. This reaction is extremely exothermic, releasing... More »

All alkali metals and most alkaline earth metals react with cold water. The alkali metals are lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium and cesium. The alkaline earth metals that react with water are magnesium, calcium, stron... More »

A homogeneous substance is a substance that appears to be the same throughout at high magnification and has no visible phase boundaries inside it. A homogeneous substance can be a mixture, a compound or an element. More »

In chemistry, a suspension is a heterogeneous mixture in which one substance is dispersed throughout a substance in another phase, and in which the particles of the first substance are between 0.00002 and 0.00004 of an i... More »

The two main elements that are found in hard water are calcium and magnesium. Other elements are found in hard water as well, including iron, manganese and aluminum. More »

The molecular formula for magnesium phosphide is Mg3P2. Magnesium phosphate represents a general term for salts that are comprised of magnesium and phosphate. These salts are found in three essential forms, which are mon... More »