Facts about the Definition of the Element Aluminum
The Element Aluminum is...
A silvery-white, ductile metallic element, the most abundant in the earth's crust but found only in combination, chiefly in bauxite. Having good conductive and thermal properties, it is used to form many hard, light, corrosion-resistant alloys.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Aluminum
What are the origins of the word Aluminum ?
The name originates from the Latin word 'alumen'
Facts about the Classification of the Element Aluminum
Aluminum is classified in the 'Other Metals' section which can be located in groups 13, 14, and 15 of the Periodic Table. All of these elements are solid, have a relatively high density and are opaque.
Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Aluminum
Aluminum was discovered by Hans Christian Oersted in 1825. Isolated by Friedrich Wohler in 1827. Charles Martin Hall received a patent in 1886.
Occurrence of the element Aluminum
8.1% in Earth's crust bound up in the form of compounds
One of the planet's most common but most difficult metal to get
Associated Uses of Aluminum
Statues including Eros in Piccadilly Circus in London
Abrasive as an oxide
The Properties of the Element Aluminum
Name of Element : Aluminum
Symbol of Element : Al
Atomic Number of Aluminum : 13
Atomic Mass: 26.981539 amu
Melting Point: 660.37 °C - 933.52 °K
Boiling Point: 2467.0 °C - 2740.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Aluminum : 13
Number of Neutrons in Aluminum : 14
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 2.702 g/cm3
Color of Aluminum : silvery-white