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uby
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Feb22-12, 01:34 PM
P: 176
When heating up a solid, you generally produce neutral gaseous molecules from the surface. To create a plasma containing long-lived ions, you'd need a fairly strong EM field. By induction, the wire may create a negligible field at the surface of the Mg block, but probably not enough to ionize. Mg(g) is what you'd probably get.