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. 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, soluble in the ammonium salt solution. It is soluble in water at 0.00062g/100mL (0 °C).
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. Its 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 compact in size and is white to beige powder. 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 material, there have been a number of fine and high-tech magnesium oxide products developed. These products are mostly used in high grade lubricants, tanning alkali extraction grade, medicine, silicon grade, and high grade. It contains nearly ten types, including high purity magnesium oxide and electromagnetic grade.
Magnesium oxide application:
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 and thermal conductivity. High temperature and heat-resistant materials are widely utilized. This is used to make light-transmitting ceramic substrates and crucibles in the ceramic industry. It also serves as an ingredient in various carrier materials, such as magnetic fillers, insulating fillers, and 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 be used to produce high-purity fused manganesia and it can also be chemically used as an “analytical pure magnesium oxide”.
Field of application: Nano-scale magnesium dioxide has an obvious surface and small size effects, as well the macro tunnel effect. 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 widely used for electronics, catalysis 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-oxide is non-toxic and odorless. It can be used as an additive in the production of flame-retardant fibres. It is also very versatile in cleaning and inhibiting corrosion.
Magnesium oxide is widely used because it has excellent mechanical, electrical, and thermal characteristics.
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