Experiment #115- Magnesium From Wikipedia- Magnesium metal and alloys are highly flammable in their pure form when molten, as a powder, or in ribbon form. Burning or molten magnesium metal reacts violently with water. Magnesium powder is an explosive hazard. One should wear safety glasses while working with magnesium, and if burning it, these should include a heavy U.V. filter, similar to welding eye protection. The bright white light (including ultraviolet) produced by burning magnesium can permanently damage the retinas of the eyes, similar to welding arc burns. Sounds like fun! So much fun in fact, Ill have to send some to dOvetastic and JPizzle1122 so they can join in all the fun! NOTE- I think the green/blue flames that you see is impurities in the metal or from past experiments. So what does happen when you put certain things, like magnesium ribbon, in a microwave? Well, we here at BLH Productions want to find out and we take you along for the ride when we ask, What Happens When You Microwave This?