What is the chemical equation for the combustion of magnesium?

Answer

2Mg + 1/2 O2 - MgO. It is simply senseless to have half a mole of Oxygen and that still does not make it balanced by adding the 2 in front of Magnesium. A better way for it to be written is this: 2Mg + O. 2. à 2MgO.
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