By Ashur Wiedrich & Cody Canfield The general name for elements located in group 2. This element burns with a intense white light. Once lit it will continue to burn on it’s own. It is also what makes the bright flash in photographic flashbulbs. Magnesium fires cannot be put out by fire extinguisher. MAGNESIUM This element is a deadly long living fallout product of an atomic bomb (I know there’s a b in there you can’t hide it from me) It’s salts form a red flame when burned. Also used for picture color tubes. Also used in fire works to make them a crimson color. (Not in handout) Is necessary for muscle contraction, makes strong bones and teeth (from milk) but cannot be found alone in nature but can be mined from common gypsum. Compounds of this element make “drilling mud.” Element that makes up and looks like most emeralds. Also gives up neutrons for nuclear reactors. The only radioactive alkali metal.