WANTED: ALUMINUM

Dead or alive

WANTED FOR:

-Being in products like cans, foils, kitchen utensils, window frames and beer kegs

-Being in airplanes, and other forms of transformation

-Being used in transmission lines

ALSO KNOWN AS:

-Alum, Alumina, Aluminum

-Alum comes from the Latin word alum, alumen means bitter salt

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE...

-Aluminum is a silvery-white colored, light metal. It is weak, soft and malleable

-It's atomic mass is 26.982

-It's atomic number is number 13

-It is a metal

-It is a solid at room temperature

FIRST ARRESTING OFFICER

Hans Oersted was a Danish professor. He was the first person to separate aluminum from ore. He was one of the pioneers of electricity. Aluminum was made in 1825.

REPORT OF ALUMINUM'S FIRST ARREST

An unknown substance was thought to exist in 1787, but it wasn't until Hans Orested made a small amount of aluminum in 1825. He made that aluminum by heating aluminum chloride and potassium.

LAST SEEN:

-Hanging out with group 13 and the boron family on the periodic table

-It can be found in most of the Earth's crust, but it is rarely found uncombined in nature.

WARNING LABEL

Aluminum is rarely ever found uncombined in nature, but it's purest form is not harmful.

KNOWN ASSOCIATES

-boron

-copper

-silicon


2Al(s) + 3Cl2(l) → 2AlCl3(s)

Is the chemical equation for aluminum plus chlorine to form aluminum halides.

References and Bibliography

Book resource- Elements: Aluminum. Danbury, CT: Grolier Educational, 1996. Print.


Website sources- http://www.rsc.org/periodic-table , http://www.chemicool.com/ , http://www.chem4kids.com/files/elem_intro.html

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