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Aluminum (Al)

History Of Aluminum

Basic Info

Chemical and Physical Properties

How is Aluminum used?

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Interesting Facts

1. Every minute of every day, an average of 113,200 aluminium cans are recycled.2. Recycling one aluminium can saves enough energy to run a television for three hours.3. The Washington Monument was decorated in 1884 with an aluminum cap because it was one of the most precious metals at the time.4. Aluminum was classified as a precious metal during the mid-19th century. Napoleon III gave aluminum cutlery to his most distinguished guests; all the other guests had to eat with gold cutlery.5. The aluminum share in cars is expected to double from 8% to 16% between 2008 and 2025.6. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to keep a 100-watt bulb burning for almost four hours.

Who discovered aluminum? Hans Christian Ørsted discovered aluminum.Where was it discovered? The earth's crust is composed of aluminum, which is where Hans Christian Ørsted found it.What is aluminum? Aluminium is a chemical element in the boron group with symbol Al and atomic number 13. It is a silvery white, soft, nonmagnetic, ductile metal.

Atomic #: 13Atomic mass: 26.9815386# of Protons: 13# of Neutrons: 13# of Electrons: 26Boiling point: 2792 K Melting point: 933.437 K Element category: MetalPeriod: 3Group: 13


Hans Christian Ørsted

1. Aluminum can be used as a foil to wrap food to keep fresh2. Aluminum can be used to build planes or ships3. Aluminum can be used for soda cans 4. Aluminum can be used to make serving utensils5. Aluminum atoms are found in rubies6. Aluminum makes up some of the power lines all over the United States.


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