MAGNESIUM METAL, TURNINGS, 99.8% pure, 5 mm x 15-20 mm, Mg
DANGEROUS WHEN WET, SPONTANEOUSLY COMBUSTIBLE, HYGROSCOPIC
Magnesium appears as a light silvery metal. The more finely divided material reacts with water to liberate hydrogen, a flammable gas, though this reaction is not as vigorous as that of sodium or lithium with water. In finely divided forms is easily ignited. Burns with an intense white flame. Can be wax coated to render magnesium as nonreactive.
Rieke's active magnesium
INSOL IN COLD WATER, CHROMIUM TRIOXIDES; SOLUBLE IN MINERAL ACIDS
2012 °F at 760 mm Hg (USCG, 1999)
1202 °F (USCG, 1999)
1.74 at 68 °F (USCG, 1999)