Consider the following statements and describe the effect of each on the
calculated percent magnesium in the sample (i.e. High, low, or no effect on the percent magnesium in the oxide- MgO.) in each case, give a short explanation for your reasoning.
A. All of the Mg does not burn
B. The reaction smokes for a brief period (consider what the smoke is due to)
C. all the Magnesium nitride is not converted ultimately to MgO
D. All the water is not removed from the end product.
E. Some of the product is lost by spattering.