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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


Soda cans

Aluminium recycling

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



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