Magnesium has a variety of industrial, biological and medical uses. Because it is less dense than aluminum, manufacturers use magnesium in a variety of products that benefit from reduced weight such as airplane and autom... More »

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According to the Royal Society of Chemistry, magnesium is used in flares, pyrotechnics and incendiary bombs, and it was previously used in flash bulbs. Because it has a lower density than aluminum, its alloys are used in... More »

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Magnesium is extracted in one of three ways. The first is the electrolytic process, which uses magnesium chloride produced from magnesite or seawater. The second is the silicothermic process, which mixes calcined dolomit... More »

Magnesium stearate is a salt formed by a magnesium ion and two stearate molecules. Magnesium and alkaline earth metal and stearate is the anion of stearic acid, which is commonly present as a saturated fat in natural foo... More »

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Aluminum 5052 is an alloy of aluminum and magnesium that also contains small amounts of chromium, copper, iron, manganese, silicon and zinc. It is very malleable, strong, lightweight and resists corrosion, which makes it... More »

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Sulfur is a versatile element and is used in the pharmaceutical, medical, and industrial industries to make fertilizers, create batteries and produce goods like rubbers and insecticides. Sulfur is pale yellow in color; i... More »

Common uses of silicon are to provide the crystals that are used in computer chips. Silicon is also used in transistors, solid-state mechanisms, integrated circuits and solar cells. More »