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National Rules Clarification: (section: / paragraph:  / sub-paragraph:  / line: ) 2.a.xi. should read: "Each team may bring five 8.5” x 11” sheets of paper (both sides) containing information in any form from any source (sheet protectors are permitted)."

Q: Please advise on best source and form of magnesium to order for metals tests. 12/8/16 received Magnesium turnings from Frey. Storage code RED- Safety sheet calls for no contact with water, moisture. Seems like significant safety hazard- please advise. (section: 3/ paragraph:  a/ sub-paragraph:  ii/ line: 1)

A: The magnesium ribbon we typically get is "Flammable Solid Category 1, Substance or mixture which in contact with water emits flammable gas Category 1"