3 Mg + N2 → Mg3N2 – Balanced equation

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This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

3 Mg - 6 e- 3 MgII (oxidation)

2 N + 6 e- 2 N-III (reduction)

Mg is a reducing agent, N2 is an oxidizing agent.

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Reactants:

  • Mg
    • Names: Magnesium , Magnesium (powder) , Magnesium (pellets)
    • Appearance: Grey powder ; Silvery-white metallic solid in various forms
  • N2
    • Names: Dinitrogen , Nitrogen (compressed gas) , Nitrogen (liquified)
    • Appearance: Odourless colourless compressed gas ; Odourless colourless extremely cold liquid

Products:

  • Mg3N2
    • Names: Magnesium nitride
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