Magnesium Facts: 21-25 | Magnesium Uses
21. Because Magnesium is good conductor of electricity, it is often used in various electrical devices such as mobiles, laptops, cameras and various other handheld electrical devices.
22. Mag Wheels are specialty car wheels. They were created using Magnesium during the construction process. Mag in Mag Wheels stand for Magnesium. Today however, Mag Wheels use aluminum instead of Magnesium.
23. Magnesium oxide (MgO) is used in various industries like construction, chemical, agriculture and manufacturing. However, other compounds of Magnesium are also used.
24. Magnesium hydroxide is often used in manufacturing various plastics. While this compound doesn’t really make the plastic itself, it is actually used for making the plastic fire-resistant.
25. Magnesium is both light and strong. This is the reason why it is often mixed with other elements such as zinc, silicon, manganese, aluminum and copper to form lightweight and strong alloys that are used for manufacturing various part of missiles, aircraft and automobile.
Magnesium Facts: 26-30 | Magnesium Abundance
26. Magnesium is the 8th most abundant element in crust of Earth. It is the 6th most abundant metal in Earth’s crust. In whole universe, it is the 9th most abundant element.
27. Magnesium forms 2.3% of Earth’s crust by weight while 2.0% of Earth’s crust by moles. In solar system, Magnesium is present as 700 parts per million by weight and in terms of moles, its abundance in solar system is 30 parts per million.
28. If we try to consider the total mass of Earth, 13% of the planet’s mass comes from Magnesium. That’s enough Magnesium to produce a planet nearly the size of Mars. Note that mass of Mars is about 15% the mass of Earth.
29. In seawater, the second most abundant element is Magnesium. The only element that beats Magnesium in seawater in sodium.
30. Stars that have eight times or more mass than of our Sun produce Magnesium in their cores by nuclear fusion of helium and neon. In stars that eventually end up as supernova, Magnesium is produced by fusing 3 helium nuclei to one carbon nucleus.
That ends our article on Magnesium facts here. However, we are not quite done. There’s much more we need to say. Hence, we will create another article on Magnesium shortly. Stay tuned…