Does anyone know why magnesium doesn't follow the overall trend of group 2 element melting points/boiling points? I know there is a change in crystal structure within the first four elements: beryllium and magnesium are both hexagonal close packed structures whereas calcium and strontium are face centred cubic structures. Yet I'm struggling to understand what this means in terms of boiling points etc. If anyone knows the answer could you please explain it? Thank you! Sorry if I don't make any sense haha
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- 25-01-2016 23:02
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