2 Mg + O2 2 MgO

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

2 Mg0 - 4 e- 2 MgII (oxidation)

2 O0 + 4 e- 2 O-II (reduction)

Mg is a reducing agent, O2 is an oxidizing agent.

Reactants:

  • Mg
    • Names: Magnesium source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Magnesium (powder) source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Magnesium (pellets) source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
    • Appearance: Grey powder source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Silvery-white metallic solid in various forms source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
  • O2
    • Names: Dioxygen source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Oxygen source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Oxygen (liquefied) source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
    • Appearance: Odourless compressed gas source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Liquefied gas. colourless-to-blue extremely cold liquid source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04

Products:

  • MgOMagnesium oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
    • Other names: Magnesia source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Periclase source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Magnesium oxide fume source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: White powder source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Hygroscopic fine white powder source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Finely divided white particulate dispersed in air. [Note: Exposure may occur when magnesium is burned, thermally cut, or welded upon.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02