How To: Make a magnesium reaction in dry ice

Make a magnesium reaction in dry ice

This reaction is between metallic magnesium and carbon dioxide. Magnesium reacts with oxygen in the air to form magnesium oxide, but when the only source of oxygen is from CO2 the reaction becomes much more energetic. The products are white magnesium oxide and black carbon.

2Mg + CO2--> 2MgO + C

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