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Information on the Element, Aluminium.

Al Aluminium 13 26.982

Key Information:

Atomic Number: 13
Atomic Mass: 26.982
Atomic Symbol: Al
Element Type: basic-metal
Element Group: 13
Element Period: 3
Element Block: p
Melting Point: 660.323°C, 1220.581°F, 933.473 K
Boiling Point: 2519°C, 4566°F, 2792 K

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Properties of Aluminium (Al)

What is the chemical symbol for Aluminium?

The chemical symbol for Aluminium is Al

What is the atomic number of Aluminium?

The atomic number for Aluminium is 13 in the periodic table.

What is the atomic mass of Aluminium?

The atomic mass Aluminium of is 26.982u

What elemental group is Aluminium in?

Aluminium belongs to the elemental group 11 of chemical elements in the periodic table.

What is the natural state of Aluminium?

Aluminiumin, in it's natural state, is a solid metal.

What is the density of Aluminium?

The density of Aluminium is 2.7 g/cm³

What is the Melting point of Aluminium?

The melting point of Aluminium is 660.323°C

What is the boiling point of Aluminium?

The boiling point of Aluminium is 2519°C

What are the Characteristics of Aluminium?

What is Aluminium?

Aluminium is a chemical element. It is a natural metal and belongs to group 13 of the periodic table.

What is Aluminium made of?

Aluminium is a natural metal and is made purely from Aluminium

What colour is Aluminium?

Aluminium is a silvery-white colour.

What is Aluminium used for?

Aluminium has a variety of uses and is the basis for a range of everyday products such are cans, kitchen utensils but also is used in the production of aeroplane parts and foils.

Is Aluminium Ferrous?

Aluminium is a Non-ferrous metal.

Is Aluminium magnetic?

No, Aluminium is not Magnetic.

Does Aluminium rust?

Aluminium is extremely prone to corrosion, but it does not rust.

How do you get Aluminium?

Aluminium is created by purifying the bauxite ore to produce Aluminium Oxide. The Aluminium is them extracted by electrolysis

Can Aluminium be recycled?

Yes, Aluminium can be recycled.

History of Aluminium (Al)

Who discovered Aluminium?

Aluminium was discovered by Hans Christian Oersted, a Danish chemist.

What year was Aluminium discovered?

It was suspected that Aluminium was know to exist from as early as 1787. It wasn't until 1825 that Hans Christian Oersted discovered a way to product small amount of the metal that we know today.

Where does Aluminium come from?

Aluminium originates from Bauxite Ore and is thought the be the Earths most abundant metal.

Origin of Name for Aluminium

Aluminium is derived from the ancient name fir Alum (potassium aluminium sulfate), which is known as Alumen in Latin, meaning bitter salt.

Interesting Facts about Aluminium

Interesting Fact about Aluminium - 1.

Aluminium reflects around 92% of visible light and around 98% of infrared rays.

Interesting Fact about Aluminium - 2.

Recycling a single can made from the Aluminium metal saves enough energy to run your TV for three hours.

Interesting Fact about Aluminium - 3.

A Boeing-747 is made from 147,000 pounds of Aluminium.

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