Deutsch: Aluminium / Español: Aluminio / Português: Alum ínio / Français: Aluminium / Italiano: Alluminio

Aluminium (or aluminum ) is a chemical element with the symbol Al and an atomic number of 13. It is a soft, ductile, malleable, non-ferrous, non-magnetic metal that is silvery-white in color.

It is also very chemically reactive, and is somewhat rarely found in its pure form, despite being the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust, and the third most abundant element overall. It is instead found combined in over 200 different minerals.

Because of its light weight, low density and ability to resist corrosion, aluminium and its alloys are used in a variety of industried and products. It is also relatively easy and cost-efficient to recycle.

Related Articles

Yttrium ■■■■■■■■■■
- The term Yttrium (symbol Y) refers to an element with an atomic number of 39, and is generally classified . . . Read More
Aluminum ■■■■■■■
Aluminum makes reference to the most common metal on earth, constituting 8% of the earth's crust but . . . Read More
Base metal ■■■■■■■
Base metal: Base metal is the collective term for any and all non-precious metals. It refers to any . . . Read More
Metal ■■■■■■■
Metal is defined as solid mineral element that is able to conduct heat and electricity and is pliable . . . Read More
Platinum ■■■■■■■
Platinum pertains to one of the three precious metals along with gold and silver, platinum is the rarest . . . Read More
Compound ■■■■■■
- In an industrial context, a compound is a substance that is made up of two or more elements that are . . . Read More
Alloy ■■■■■■
Alloy refers to a substance with metallic properties, composed of two or more chemical elements of which . . . Read More
Gold ■■■■■■
Gold is a precious metal that is very soft when pure and is the most malleable and ductile - that is . . . Read More
Lead ■■■■■■
Lead refer to the following:; - 1. A bluish-white metal of bright luster, very soft, highly malleable, . . . Read More
Aluminum alloy ■■■■■
Aluminum alloy is about a base metal with other metal or non-metal constituents melted together into . . . Read More