Aluminum is the most abundant mineral on Earth after oxygen and silicon. Aluminum is present in more than 270 minerals.
The melting point of Aluminum is 1,220.58 Degrees Farenheit(660.32 Degrees Celcius). The Density of Aluminum is 2.70 grams per cubic meter.
Aluminum's atomic number is 13, and the symbol for Aluminum is Al. The Atomic weight of Aluminum is 26.9815386u.The ore that is most useful for producing pure Aluminum is bauxite, and bauxite consists of 45-60% Aluminum oxide.
Aluminum forms in stars in a fusion reaction in which Magnesium picks up an extra proton. Aluminum has 22 isotopes, and one of them is stable. Aluminum is a chemical element in the boron group, and it is a silvery-white, soft, nonmagnetic, ductile metal.
Ancient Greeks and Romans used aluminum compounds as an astringent, for medicinal purposes, and to dye clothes. There is lots of aluminum on the moon.
•When you recycle an aluminum can, it can be back as new drink can in just two months. Rubies, emeralds and sapphires consist mainly of crystalline aluminum compounds.
•The energy you save by recycling a single aluminium can will run a TV for three hours.
•Four six-packs of aluminum cans will support the weight of a 4,000-pound aluminum car.
The configuration for Aluminum is Al=1S2 2S2 2P6 3S2 3P1. Aluminum is used in a huge variety of products including cans, foils, kitchen utensils, window frames, beer kegs and aero plane parts. CDs, cars, refrigerators, kitchenware, electric power lines, packaging for food and medicine, computers, furniture and aircrafts. Many cooking pots, pans, and tools.