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The Properties And Application of Magnesium oxide

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What is Magnesium oxide and how does it work?

Magnesium Oxide is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula MgO. This is an oxide magnesium and an ionic substance. It’s a white solid at ambient temperature. Magnesium oxide is found in nature as periclase, which can be used to make magnesium smelting raw materials.

Magnesia is also commonly called bitter soil. Magnesium oxide can be described as an alkaline or gelling oxide. The typical alkaline earth metallic oxide MgO is white powder. It has a light yellow color for magnesium Nitride. White powder’s melting point and boiling point are 2852 and 3600 respectively. The relative density of white powder is 3.58 (25). Insoluble in alcohol, but soluble in solution of ammonium and acid. It is soluble in water at 0.00062g/100mL (0 degC).

Types: Two kinds of magnesium oxide exist: heavy magnesium oxide (light magnesium oxide) and light magnesium oxide (heavy magnesium oxide). A white, amorphous powder that is light and bulky. It is non-toxic and has no odor. The density is 3.58g/cm3. It’s not very soluble in both pure and organic water. However, the carbon dioxide in it makes water more soluble. It can also be dissolved in an acid or ammonium salt solution. High temperature burning converts it into crystals. When carbon dioxide is in the air, it forms magnesium carbonate double sodium. It is either white, or beige-colored powder and has a small volume. It’s easy to mix with water and to absorb carbon dioxide and moisture from the atmosphere. Mixing it with magnesium chloride solutions makes it easy to harden and gel.

Due to industrialization upgrades and increasing demand for high tech functional materials, there have been a number of fine and high-tech magnesium oxide products developed. They are mostly used in high grade lubricants, tanning alkali extraction grade, medicine and silicon steel grades.

Magnesium oxide application:

Magnesium oxide

Areas of application: High purity magnesium dioxide has high alkali resistance, and good electrical insulation at very high temperatures. Excellent light transmittance is achieved due to high thermal expansion coefficients and thermal conductivity. High temperature and heat-resistant materials are widely utilized. This is used to make light-transmitting ceramic substrates, crucibles, and other ceramic materials in the electric and magnetic fields. It also serves as an ingredient in magnet device fillers, insulation material fillers, and many other carriers. The thermal conductivity of this ceramic substrate is over 2x higher than Magnesiumoxide’s and it has a very low electrolyte loss (less than 10%). This material can also be used to produce high-purity fused manganesia and it can be chemically used as an “analytical pure magnesium oxide”.

Field of application: Nano-sized magnesium oxide is known to have a small effect on surface size and quantum sizes, as well as macro tunnel effects. Modification does not cause agglomeration. You can use it for many purposes, including optics, mechanical engineering, magnetism and mechanics. The potential application is vast, making it an exciting new material of the 21st century. It is commonly used in electronic, catalysis, ceramics as well as oil products and coatings. Different products use them in different ways. You can use them as flame retardants for the chemical and plastic industries, in high-temperature drying agents in the manufacture of silicon steel sheets and advanced ceramic materials and in binders in chemical raw materials.

With the growing demand for high performance flame-retardant fibres in the textile sector, synthetic flame-retardants have become a popular material for creating functional fabrics. In order to make light weight, sound, heat, or refractory material, nano-magnesium is frequently combined with shavings and wood. The nano-magnesium-containing organic flame-retardants are halogen- and phosphorus-containing. However, it is not toxic, has no odor, and only requires a very small amount. It can be used as an additive in the production of flame-retardant fibres. It is ideal for use in coatings because of its strong corrosion-cleaning and anti-corrosion abilities.

Magnesium oxide is widely employed in semiconductor electronic packaging due to its outstanding electrical, thermal, and mechanical characteristics.

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