Aluminum Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Aluminum Properties




Aluminum is a silvery white member of the boron group of chemical elements. It is the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust, and the third most abundant element, after oxygen and silicon. It is the most widely used non-ferrous metal. Aluminium is remarkable for the metal's low density and for its ability to resist corrosion due to the phenomenon of passivation. Structural components made from aluminium and its alloys are vital to the aerospace industry and are very important in other areas of transportation and building. Its reactive nature makes it useful as a catalyst or additive in chemical mixtures, including ammonium nitrate explosives, to enhance blast power.

Chemical Properties

AR Assay 99.7%
Appearance Solid
Atomic Number 13
Block p
Boiling Point 2467 °C
CAS Number 7429-90-5
ChEBI 28984
Density 2.7 g/cm3
EINECS Number 231-072-3
Electron Configuration [Ne] 3s2 3p1
Group 13
HS Code 76032000
IUPAC Name Aluminum
Ionization Energy 577.5 kJ/mol
LR Assay 99.0%
Lab Grade LR;AR
Melting Point 660 °C
Molar Mass 26.98 g/mol
NFPA 704 H-1,F-1,R-0,C-NA
Oxidation State 3,2,1
Period 3
RTECS Number BD0330000
Solubility Insoluble
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