The atomic number of Magnesium is 12. And its electronic configuration is 1s2, 2s2, 2p6, 3s2. There are two valence electrons in an electrically neutral atom of magnesium. There are 12 electrons, protons and neutrons in a magnesium atom.

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What is magnesium stearate?

Magnesium stearate is a chemical compound with the chemical formula Mg(C18H35O2)2. It is produced by reacting stearic acid with Magnesium oxide. It is a white powder in colour and insoluble in most solvents. It has a lubricating property and used as an anti-adherent preventing the ingredients from sticking with equipment. It is used as a release agent in candies manufacturing. It is used as a lubricating agent in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals productions.


How many neutrons does magnesium have?

Magnesium has 12 neutrons. There are three stable isotopes and 18 radioisotopes of magnesium. Magnesium-24 has 12 neutrons. Magnesium-25 has 13 and magnesium-26 has 14 neutrons.