Why Is Magnesium Not Used for Car Bodies?

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Magnesium is not used for car bodies for a number of reasons: it tarnishes slightly when exposed to air, it is highly flammable, and it reacts with water at room temperature. It is the 11th most abundant element by mass in the human body, because its ions are essential to living cells.
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because its very reactive, so when it rains it would get destroyed.
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Steel consists mainly of iron with a small amount - between 0.2 and 2.1 percent - of carbon. Steel is very hard and strong. Steel has a very high strength to weight ratio. All these
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Magnesium is a critical co-factor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions
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Briefly (this is actually a chemistry question), the answer is that *magnesium alloys* ARE used in many car parts, see Wiki reference below. Magnesium is alloyed {mixed, reference
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