Date Posted... May 15th 2024

Marvellous Magnesium

1st Year chemistry pupils have been practising their safety skills by conducting experiments with bunsen burners. Specifically, they observed the reactions of various metals when exposed to heat. So far, they have explored low-reactive metals like copper and iron, and during their most recent session, they examined the effects of heating magnesium to high temperatures. Pupils were careful to observe safety procedures,  to wear safety goggles and not look directly into the flame produced.  They were then tasked with documenting their observations before, during, and after heating the magnesium ribbons.

This experiment is part of a fun module of study exploring oxidation reactions.