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What happens when burning magnesium is dropped in a jar of sulfur dioxide?

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Answered 2015-07-02 16:45:43

Magnesium burns in the presence of sulfur dioxide because, the oxygen in the sulfur dioxide is able to bond with magnesium and produce an oxide.

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