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Is magnesium oxide tarnishing?

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What is magnesium oxide?

Magnesium oxide (MgO) is a compound which is formed when oxygen (a gas & non-metal) from the air reacts with magnesium (a metal) to form a white powder known as magnesium oxid

Why does magnesium remove tarnish from silver?

magnesium is at a higher position in the activity series than silver.So it displaces silver from its compound forming MgO which is easily removed by washing.The activity serie

Does magnesium oxidize?

Magnesium does oxidize. That is why magnesium is often found on earth with a thin layer of Magnesium Oxide (MgO). For this reason when using magnesium in experiments you must

How could magnesium be obtained from magnesium oxide?

Either melt the magnesium and run a fairly strong current through it, or use a very strong reducing agent (alkali metal) with the magnesium oxide in some form of solution (but

What is the difference between tarnishing and oxidation?

Tarnish is a thin layer of corrosion that forms over copper, brass, silver, aluminum, and other similar metals as their outermost layer undergoes a chemical reaction.Oxidation