Cl2 + Mg MgCl2

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

2 Cl0 + 2 e- 2 Cl-I (reduction)

Mg0 - 2 e- MgII (oxidation)

Cl2 is an oxidizing agent, Mg is a reducing agent.


  • Cl2
    • Names: Chlorine source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02, Molecular chlorine source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Greenish-yellow compressed liquefied gas with pungent odour source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04; Greenish-yellow gas with a pungent, irritating odor. [Note: Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
  • Mg
    • Names: Magnesium source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07, Magnesium (powder) source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Magnesium (pellets) source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
    • Appearance: Grey powder source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04; Silvery-white metallic solid in various forms source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04


  • MgCl2
    • Names: Magnesium chloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Magnesium dichloride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Magnesium chloride anhydrous source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: White or colourless crystalline solid source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; Deliquescent white solid in various forms source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04