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What is aluminum?

Ksenia Gaynulina
Ksenia Gaynulina
February 27, 2015
What is aluminum?

Aluminum is a light and very ductile metal of initially white color. Due to the fact that in the air it immediately covers the oxide film, it has a dull silver color. It belongs to the group of light metals.

What is aluminum and how is it used

Aluminum is an element that belongs to the 13th group of the periodic table of chemical elements. It has an atomic number of 13, denoted by - Al. Aluminum is a fairly common metal. He also stands in third place, as the most common chemical element that is mined in the earth's crust.

Aluminum is easily cast and molded, which makes it popular in production. The temperature at which this metal is melted is 660 degrees Celsius.

He also has such qualities as:

  • non-toxicity
  • thermal conductivity,
  • electrical conductivity
  • corrosion resistance.

Due to its properties, aluminum has a wide range of applications in almost all industries.

Aerospace industry became possible only thanks to aluminum. Also, this metal is used for the production of packages of drugs and chocolates. They make dishes from aluminum, use it in the construction of houses, cars, trains, ships, etc.

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