Facts about Aluminum

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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. An Aluminum Reaction involves a process in which Aluminum is mixed with another substance which react to form something else.

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. Davy had proposed the name Aluminium for this metal in 1807 before it had been Isolated, but later agreed to change it to Aluminum to conform with the "ium" ending of most other named elements. Aluminium remained an acceptable alternative spelling to Aluminum until 1925 when the American Chemical Society chose to spell the metal's name Alumunum in all their new publications.

Occurrence of the element Aluminum in the Atmosphere

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

The element Aluminum and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Aluminum on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Aluminum for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Aluminum with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Aluminum element and as a Chemistry reference guide.

Facts and Info about the element Aluminum - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table

The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Aluminum element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Aluminum is just one element that can be found.

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