How Did Magnesium Get Its Name?


Do you know how a lot of the elements got their name? Magnesium was actually named for a Greek district, which is known as Magnesia. The district is located in Thessaly. You can find more information here:
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Magnesium gets its symbol (Mg) from its name: magnesium. Magnesium gets its name from Magnesia, a location in ancient Greece.
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