Aluminum has the symbol Al.
From the Latin word "alumen" meaning "alum".
The ancient Greeks and Romans used alum in medicine as an astringent,
and in dyeing processes.
Atomic Number = 13, Atomic Mass = 26.98, 13 protons, 13 electrons,
First isolated by Hans Christian Oersted of Denmark in1825.
Most common use:
- cans and foils
- kitchen utensils
- Residential house siding
- Industrial applications where a strong, light, easily material
- Wire for electricity, although its electrical conductivity
is only about 60% that of copper per area of cross section, it
is used in electrical transmission lines because of its lightness
- Alloys are of vital importance in the construction of modern
aircraft and rockets