By: Makenzie Pavao
- Proton #: 13
- Electron #: 13
- Neutron #: 14
- Silver-like metal with a slightly bluish tint
- Both Ductile and Malleable
- Excellent conductor of electricity
- Density: 2.7 g/mL
- Texture is soft, but can become strong and hard when alloyed
Melting Point: 660.4 °C
Boiling Point: 2467 °C
- When it comes in contact with oxygen, aluminum forms an oxide skin called aluminum oxide. This skin helps to protect aluminum from corrosion.
- Aluminum catches fire easily if exposed to flame when it is in powdered form.
- It is also reactive with both acids and alkalis.
At room temperature, Aluminum is a Solid.
- Soft Drink Cans
- Kitchen Utensils
- Second-most abundant metallic element in Earth's crust after silicon.
- Third most common element in the Earth’s crust and the most abundantly available metal on Earth.
- Officially discovered by Hans Christian Oersted in Denmark in 1825
- The name 'Aluminum' was coined by English chemist Sir Humphry Davy from the Latin words 'alumen' or 'alum' which literally means bitter salt, because it was recognized as a whitish mineral salt.