The element Aluminum has escaped Mendeleev's Periodic Table.

Background Information on Aluminum

Aluminum is recycled a lot because it takes an extraordinary amount of energy in order to refine. Aluminum is used widely around the world for a variety of things, such as being used in cans, alloys, car bodies, aircraft parts, and cooking utensils. Aluminum is a very good conductor and very reactive. Its a weak and bendable metal. Aluminum has one aliase; "Al-you-meenee-mum." The chemical symbol is Al. The origin of the name comes from a French man that goes by de Morveau. The historic names are alumen and alumina.

Advanced Information on Aluminum

Advanced Information of Aluminum

Aluminum has a boiling point of 2,456 degrees Celcius. It has a melting point of 1660 degrees Celcuis. It's the second element of Group 13. Aluminum has 13 protons, 14 neutrons, and 13 electrons. Aluminum also makes up 9% of Earth's crust. Aluminum is a main component in most alloys ,such as steel. Aluminum has very good reflective properties.

History of Aluminum

Aluminum was discovered in 1825. Aluminum is found in bauxite ore. Aluminum was not possible to refined until discoveries in 1866. Aluminum wasn't refined because of the expensive energy costs. The generators did not have a large enough capacity to sustain the energy the process took. In the 19th century pure aluminum was more valuable then gold because of its energy costs.

Atomic Structure: Aluminum

This Bohr diagram is of aluminum. Aluminum has 13 protons, 14 neutrons, and 13 electrons. Aluminum's atomic number is 13. It's atomic mass is 20.98. Aluminum is part of the group called Transition Metals.
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First Arresting officer

Aluminum was discovered in 1825, The person who discovered it goes by the name of Hans Christian Orsted. He was from Denmark. At the time scientists knew that there was an unknown metal in alum, but they didn't know how to extract it. Hans Christian Orsted extracted it, but only tiny amounts of it.


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