Aluminium

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Aluminium

Fun Facts: Aluminium is potentially fully recyclable.Australia is the leading producer of the world's aluminium.Aluminium reflects about 92% of visible light.It reflects about 98% of infrared rays.Aluminium is present in more than 270 minerals.

ELEMENTSymbol: Aluminum

HISTORYDiscovered by: Hans Christian ØrstedDiscovered in: 1825Discovered in: DenmarkOrigin of name : from the Latin word "alumen" meaning "alum".

Common Uses:- Cans and containers- Foil wrap- Buildings- Electrical transmission lines- Aircraft and space crafts- Coating to transfer light or radiate heat- Glass production

Common Compounds: potassium aluminum sulfate(KAl(SO4) 12H2O) it is used to purify water. A.K.A aluminum potassium sulfate dodecahydrate.It is mostly used by pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food industries.aluminum oxide (Al2O3) found in ceramics and other things. It occurs most commonly. Used in pretty much anything aluminum that needs to be strong.


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