Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 2 - Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Exercises: 2.43c

Answer

Symbol: Mg Classification: Metal Group: Alkaline Earth Metals

Work Step by Step

The symbol for magnesium is Mg. This can be found on most periodic tables, or, in the case of this textbook, on the back side of the page that the periodic table is on. It is in column 2A, indicating that it is part of the Alkaline Earth Metals. Also, shown by the name of its group, it is a metal.
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