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Magnesium 101

Beginning to understand magnesium

The basic facts about magnesium: what it is, how it’s used, its unique physical properties. From three leading authorities: The Royal Chemistry Society, Encyclopedia Britannica, and the International Magnesium Association.


This image is inspired by chlorophyll, the molecule contained in green plants that enables them to photosynthesise. Chlorophyll contains a single atom of magnesium at its centre.

An introduction to magnesium from the Royal Society of Chemistry
(principal offices in Cambridge and London).

https://www.rsc.org/periodic-table/element/12/magnesium


Encyclopedia Britannica

The primary basic authority on magnesium; scholarly and thorough, verified and edited by professionals; cross-referenced, linked.

https://www.britannica.com/science/magnesium

Also of interest: magnesium deficiency


International Magnesium Association

The leading international professional association for suppliers, users and researchers in magnesium technology and markets.

https://www.intlmag.org/page/basics_about_mg_ima