What is aluminum?
Aluminum is a light and very ductile metaloriginally white. Due to the fact that in the air it immediately covers the oxide film, it has a matte-silvery color. Belongs to the group of light metals.
What is aluminum and how is it used?
Aluminum is an element that belongs to13th group of the periodic table of chemical elements. Has an atomic number of 13, denoted - Al. Aluminum is a fairly common metal. Also, it stands in third place, as the most common chemical element that is mined in the earth's crust.
Aluminum is easy to cast and mold, which makes it popular in production. The temperature at which this metal melts is 660 degrees Celsius.
He also has such qualities as:
- thermal conductivity,
- electrical conductivity,
- resistance to corrosion.
Due to its properties, aluminum has a wide range of applications in almost all industries.
Aerospace industry has become possible onlythanks to aluminum. Also, this metal is used for the production of packs of medicines and chocolates. Of aluminum, they make dishes, use it in the construction of houses, cars, trains, sea vessels, etc.