Is magnesium volatile?



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    Magnesium is very volatile. It can ignite fire in air with some heat if broken down into a powder. This property is a reason magnesium can be found in camera flashes, bombs and flares. Magnesium fires cannot be extinguished by water as the reaction intensifies with oxygen and one must use sand to put it out. It is classified in science as a “chemically active” element. 

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