IYPT 2019 Elements 012: Magnesium: sparklers, chlorophyll, and soothing sore muscles

Magnesium is element number 12 in our International Year of the Periodic Table elements series. It’s a key component of the pigment that plants use to photosynthesis, and also finds use in sparklers and fireworks. A single magnesium ion is bound at the centre of chlorophyll, the pigment that plants use to harvest energy from […]


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