Aluminum

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Aluminum

Hello, I'm Aluminum. I was named by Dave Humphry, discovered by Hans Christian Ørsted in the year of 1825, and I am the most abundant metal on Earth. My name comes from to he Latin word "alumen", which means bitter taste. I am pretty popular, I was once called "The Metal of Kings" because I was more expensive to produce than gold, until the Hall-Heroult process was discovered. I'm also mysterious, a piece of jewlery in the tomb of a 3rd century Chinese General Chou-Chu has been found to contain 85% of Me. But historians don't know how I was produced, considering it was the 3rd century! I have lots of friends! But there is one element that just cant stand me, Mercury! He says if I come in contact with him he'll eat me, if you watch the video you'll see what will happen. I have 22 known isotopes, my biggest is Al42 and my smallest is Al21.