-An inorganic compound
-Color: white solid
-Magnesium oxide can be applied in electronics, catalysis, ceramics, petrochemical products, coatings and many other fields.
-Magnesium oxide can be used along with wood chips and shavings to make materials such as sound-proof, light-weight, heat-insulating and refractory fiber board and metallic ceramics.
-Magnesium oxide is a popular drying agent. In powder form, it is hygroscopic in nature, meaning that it attracts water molecules to itself from its surrounding environment. In doing this, the magnesium oxide will pull those molecules away from other things, keeping them dry.
-Since it is a good source of magnesium, magnesium oxide is used as or in dietary supplements for humans and animals.