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Aluminium- Gillian

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Common Uses of Aluminium:

Aluminium is commonly found in food colouring (used to make colours brighter), leavening agents (creates carbon dioxide bubbles that are necessary in batters and doughs), antacids and anti-perspirants. Aluminium is also used to clarify the water that we drink. 

Facts About Aluminium:

Aluminium is a metal, and it is almost silver in colour. It is non-toxic, easy to mold, light, non-metallic, and shiny. The melting point of aluminium is 660.32 °C and the boiling point is 2467 °C. It comes from the latin word "alumen" which means alum. It was discovered in 1825 by Hans Christian Oersted in Denmark. Aluminium is the third most abundant element in the Earth's crust, and makes up approximately 8% of the Earth's solid surface by weight.


Aluminium chunk

This is a picture of a 2.6 gram chunk of aluminium.



Atomic Mass:

The atomic mass of aluminium is 26.981539 amu. Atomic mass is the average number of protons and neutrons in an elements atoms.

Atomic Numbers:

Aluminium's atomic number is 13. Atomic number is how many protons are in the nucleus of an atom of an element.  An element's atomic number never changes.


[Bohr Model of Aluminum]



Bibliography: http://www.alternativehealth.co.nz/articles/AvoidingAluminum.htm 






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