Burning of Magnesium ribbon in the air is an example of _________

Magnesium ribbon burns in the air to form Magnesium oxide. This is a combination reaction as two reactants combine to form a single product.

  • When the magnesium metal burns it reacts with oxygen found in the air to form Magnesium Oxide.
  • Oxygen and magnesium combine in a chemical reaction to form this compound.
  • After it burns, it forms a white powder of magnesium oxide.
  • Magnesium gives up two electrons to oxygen atoms to form this powdery product.

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