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name Magnesium
latin Magnesium
french Magnésium
german Magnesium
symbol Mg
proton number 12
atomic weight 24.305
Pauling electronegativity 1.31
electronic configuration [Ne] 3s2
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melting point 923 K, 650°C, 1202°F
boiling point 1363 K, 1090°C, 1994°F
group 2
period 3
state (by 20°C) solid
oxidation states +2
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1808 Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829)

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