when a burning magnesium ribbon is placed in a jar of carbon dioxide, it continues burning.write the chemical equation involved in the reaction and balance it.

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Magnesium burns in presence of carbon dioxide because, the oxygen in the carbon dioxide is able to bond with magnesium and produce an oxide. Carbon is formed as a biproduct the carbon which is formed is in the form of soot.

Burning or Mg in CO2 forms Magnesium oxides.

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Magnesium burns in presence of carbon dioxide because, the oxygen in the carbon dioxide is able to bond with magnesium and produce an oxide. Carbon is formed as a biproduct the carbon which is formed is in the form of soot.

Burning or Mg in CO2 forms Magnesium oxides.

2 Mg + CO2 → 2 MgO + C (soot).


Magnesium is a alkaline earth metals, In its pure form, it burns in air to produce oxides.

2 Mg + O2 → 2 MgO

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