Magnesium forms both an oxide and a nitride when burned in air. Discuss the formation of magnesium oxide and magnesium nitride when magnesium atoms react with oxygen and nitrogen atoms.
Chemistry - DrBob222, Monday, November 1, 2010 at 8:35pm
I will leave the discussion to you. The equations are
2Mg + O2 ==> 2MgO
3Mg + N2 ==> Mg3N2.