Aluminum

Chemical Element

Aluminum

Aluminum is a chemical element in the periodic table with the symbol AI and atomic number 13. In the periodic table, it is located in group 13, period 3. Aluminium is a popular material that is used in many products today because of its low-cost price and useful qualities; it's the second-most used material after steel. It is also used in many metals because of its light-weight.
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Characteristics

Aluminum is a soft, durable and a light-weight material. It is a malleable metal with colors ranging from silver to dull-gray. Aluminium acts as an excellent conductor of heat and electricity, though it is not magnetic. Other important characteristics of Aluminium include low density, ductile and malleable.

Uses

Aluminum is used in transport, construction, packaging and electric sectors. Furthermore, it is also used in many kitchen utensils like foil for example. Not just kitchen utensils but also cans, outside building decoration and alloys.

History of Aluminum

Aluminum was discovered in 1808 by an English scientist called Darvy. In 1825, a Danish physicist named Hans Christian Orsted isolated aluminum into its true element form. Aluminum was added in the period table with the symbol AI and was named aluminum. It was later chnged to Aluminium. In many countries. AI is still sounds as Aluminum. The Ancient Greeks and Romans used Alum in many medicines and in dying processes as well.