Used in racing bikes.
Standard State: solid at 298 K
Color: silvery white
Magnesium is the eighth most abundant element in the earth's crust. It is
used in flashlights, photography, flares, pyrotechnics, and incendiary bombs. An adult
has a requirement of 300 mg/day of magnesium. When magnesium is in a divided state,
serious fires can occur; consequently, water should never be used on these fires.