which atmospheric gases does magnesium react to when burned in air
The atmospheric gas that magnesium reacts to when burned in air is nitrogen. When magnesium is burned, it gives out a characteristic blinding bright white flame to give a mixture of white magnesium oxide, MgO and magnesium Nitride, Mg3N2. For more information, visit http://www.smc.edu/projects/28/Chemistry_9_Experiments/Ch9_properties_of_oxygen_gas.htm.
2Mg + O2 = 2MgOMagnesium ribbon burns with a bright white flame to produce white solid oxides just like all Group two metals.Good day