Aluminum

Aluminum was named by Sir Humphry Davy, a British scientist in 1807 from the Latin word Alumen meaning: "having bitter taste". The symbol is Al, atomic number of 13, and atomic mass of 26.902. Aluminum is found in compounds with Oxygen, Halogens, and Hydrogen. It is soft yet durable, light weight, silvery or dull grey and has a very bitter taste. The melting point is 1,221 degrees Fahrenheit  and the boiling point is 4,566 degrees Fahrenheit. It's density is 2.7 g/mL.  It is the 3rd most abundant metal in the Earth's crust- 8.23% percent by weight. Some everyday uses of Aluminum are; Aluminum foil, kitchen utensils, ladders and construction tools, used in almost all electrical devices(conducts electricity).

Bentor, Yinon. Chemical Element.com - Aluminum. Sep. 29, 2014 <http://www.chemicalelements.com/elements/al.html>.

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