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.plzzzzzzzzzzzzz....... answer it soon
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
Magnesium is one of the alkaline-earth metals, and is one of the most common elements in the Earth's crust. In its pure form, it is silvery white, and relatively soft. It burns in air with a brilliant white light, and for this reason is often used in flares and fireworks.
2Mg(s) + O2(g) ——> 2MgO(s)
The high temperatures reached during the combustion also allow small amounts of magnesium to react with nitrogen in the air, producing magnesium nitride:
3Mg(s) + N2(g) ——> 2Mg3N2(s)
Magnesium also burns in an environment of carbon dioxide
2Mg(s) + CO2(g) ——> 2MgO(s) + C(s)