What is the chemical reaction between magnesium and oxygen called?

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Oxidation. At high temperature magnesium ignites - and that iscalled combustion.
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Chemical reaction of magnesium and oxygen?

2Mg + O 2 -> 2MgO - violent reaction giving off intense white light and MgO as "smoke" - take care if doing this - some expensive car wheels are made of Magnesium alloy!!

Is the reaction between magnesium and oxygen endothermic or exothermic?

The reaction is highly exothermic as heat energy is released from the system to the surroundings whereas in endothermic the heat is absorbed from the surroundings into the sys

What type of chemical reaction will you get when magnesium reacts with oxygen gas?

The magnesium will burn, said otherwise it will be oxidated by the oxygen. As this two pals are very fond of each other, this oxidation will create fire in some conditions, li

What is the chemical reaction between magnesium and sodium hydroxide?

A reaction between a single element and a compound is usually an example of a single displacement reaction. If the lone element is a metal, it replaces the metal in the compou