The Boron Group

What is Aluminum?

Aluminum is an element in the metal category, it is the thirteenth element on the periodic table. In this element there are 13 protons, 14 neutrons and 13 electrons.

How was this element discovered and Where was it found?

This element was discovered in 1787 by Hans Christian Oersted. While he was looking at the element alum he had found a different kind of particle in the metal alum. By at that time he could not get the particle to be extracted from the element alum. By 1825 the metal aluminum was finally extracted from the other element alum. The element aluminum was found in Denmark.

Aluminum and its elements