1. In my Homework, the teacher gave me the project to collect the sample of corroded magnesium (pure metal, and not an alloy) and write a detailed description about the process related to it. 2. Although I collected the corroded sample, yet I am unable to write its description. What I know about about other metals like iron, copper and silver is that a layer of oxides or some compounds get developed on the surface of the metals due to their reaction with Oxygen and other compounds present in air. But about Magnesium, I am unaware with compounds in the atmosphere it reacts during corrosion. 3. In my opinion, I think that magnesium develops a layer of Basic Magnesium Carbonate on it when left in damp air, but I am not sure about it. If I am true, please mention the reaction during the corrosion process and a brief description about it. If I am wrong, please rectify me.