REACTION OF METALS WITH OXYGEN/AIR

Chemistry

REACTION OF METALS WITH OXYGEN/AIR

REACTION OF METALS WITH OXYGEN/AIR.

The following experiments show the reaction of metals with Oxygen and air.

Burning Magnesium

Procedure

(a) Cut a 2cm length piece of magnesium ribbon. Using a pair of tongs introduce it to a Bunsen flame. Remove it when it catches fire. Observe.

Place the products in a beaker containing about 5cm3 of water.

Test the solution/mixture using litmus papers