Name Aluminum
Symbol Al
Atomic Number 13
Atomic Mass 26.982 atomic mass units
Number of Protons 13
Number of Neutrons 14
Number of Electrons 13
Melting Point 660.37° C
Boiling Point 2467° C
Density 1.738 grams per cubic centimeter
Normal Phase Solid
Family Other Metals
Period 3
Cost $1.32 per pound (2007)



Origin of Name From the Latin word alumen
Date of Discovery 1825 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Discovered by Hans Christian Ørsted
Common Compounds
Interesting facts
  • It's never found free in its natural state.
  • It's the third most common of all the elements found in the earth's crust (oxygen and silicon being found more).
  • It does not rust and doesn't easily react to weather conditions or chemicals.
Common Uses
  • Cans and containers
  • Foil wrap
  • Buildings
  • Electrical transmission lines
  • Aircraft and space crafts
  • Coating to transfer light or radiate heat
  • Glass production


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