Associations to the word «Magnesium»


MAGNESIUM, noun. A light, flammable, silvery metal, and a chemical element (symbol Mg) with an atomic number of 12.
MAGNESIUM ALLOY, noun. Any solid solution of magnesium with aluminium, zinc, manganese, silicon, zirconium etc that has a low specific gravity and is used in aircraft manufacture, etc.
MAGNESIUM CARBONATE, noun. (inorganic compound) The magnesium salt of carbonic acid, MgCO3; it is a white powdery solid that occurs as magnesite and other minerals; it used as a mild base and in numerous industrial applications
MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) The magnesium salt of hydrochloric acid, MgCl2; it has many industrial applications including the electrolytic production of magnesium metal.
MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) The base Mg(OH)2 that occurs naturally as brucite; it is used as an antacid and in many industrial processes
MAGNESIUM LACTATE, noun. (chemistry) The magnesium salt of lactic acid; sometimes used as a buffer of a food additive
MAGNESIUM LAMP, noun. A lamp, containing a coil of magnesium ribbon fed into a burner by clockwork, that produced an intense light.
MAGNESIUM LIGHT, noun. A magnesium lamp
MAGNESIUM LIGHT, noun. The intense light from such a lamp
MAGNESIUM OXIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) A white powder (MgO) with a high melting point; it occurs naturally as periclase, an ore of magnesium.
MAGNESIUM PEROXIDE, noun. (chemistry) A fine white powder, MgO2, used as a bleach and disinfectant
MAGNESIUM RIBBON, noun. A thin ribbon of magnesium metal used in laboratory demonstrations and in the magnesium lamp.
MAGNESIUM SILICATE, noun. (inorganic compound) The salt MgSiO3 that occurs naturally as talc, asbestine, gymnite, meerschaum and, combined with other salts, as many other minerals
MAGNESIUM SULFATE, noun. The magnesium salt of sulfuric acid (chemical formula MgSO4), commonly called Epsom salts.
MAGNESIUM SULFATES, noun. Plural of magnesium sulfate
MAGNESIUM SULFIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) A white, crystalline powder (when pure), usually found in an impure, brown, non-crystalline form.
MAGNESIUM SULPHATE, noun. Alternative spelling of magnesium sulfate
MAGNESIUM SULPHIDE, noun. Alternative spelling of magnesium sulfide
MAGNESIUM WIRE, noun. A thin magnesium ribbon
MAGNESIUM WIRE, noun. Wire made from an alloy of magnesium and other metals

Dictionary definition

MAGNESIUM, noun. A light silver-white ductile bivalent metallic element; in pure form it burns with brilliant white flame; occurs naturally only in combination (as in magnesite and dolomite and carnallite and spinel and olivine).

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