Burning Magnesium

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See what happens when you ignite a piece of magnesium!

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Put on your safety glasses and get ready for an exciting experiment that will demonstrate what you’ve learned so far in the Chemistry Course! This Burning Magnesium experiment will show you in real-time how the atoms from two elements can combine to form a chemical compound (magnesium oxide). You’ll set up your experiment using the equipment from your kit, being sure to follow the safety guidelines and the step-by-step instructions from the Online Classroom. Then, once your experiment is set up, you’re ready to see a chemical reaction burn bright. Make sure you step back and observe what happens when you ignite your magnesium.

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The Periodic Table

Elements vs. Compounds

Atomic Structure

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This lesson brings the periodic table to life—the perfect launchpoint into the world of chemistry. Ignite your journey with two flame-based experiments and observe chemistry at work. You’ll learn about elements and their properties, explore atomic structures, and discover why certain elements react with one another. Start your Chemistry Course exploration with the basics and get ready to build on the skills and concepts you learn in this introductory lesson.

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    20 Experiments


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