# How does magnesium react with water?

Jun 1, 2017

$\text{Magnesium + water "stackrel(Delta)rarr" magnesium hydroxide and dihydrogen}$

#### Explanation:

And in symbols, we can write the redox reaction...........

$M g \left(s\right) + 2 {H}_{2} O \left(l\right) \stackrel{\Delta}{\rightarrow} M g {\left(O H\right)}_{2} \left(a q\right) + {H}_{2} \left(g\right) \uparrow$

Both mass and charge are balanced as is absolutely required........