|Group||13||Melting point||660.323°C, 1220.581°F, 933.473 K|
|Period||3||Boiling point||2519°C, 4566°F, 2792 K|
|Block||p||Density (g cm−3)||2.70|
|Atomic number||13||Relative atomic mass||26.982|
|State at 20°C||Solid||Key isotopes||27Al|
|Electron configuration||[Ne] 3s23p1||CAS number||7429-90-5|
|ChemSpider ID||4514248||ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database|
- Aluminium is a soft, silvery-white, ductile, nonmagnetic metal in the boron group. It is the third most abundant element in the Earth’s crust. Depending on the surface reference, aluminum appears in the range from silvery to dull gray.
- It is used in the transportation of railway, trucks, automobiles as castings.
- It is used in packaging.
- Al(II) compounds are observed in the reactions of Al metal with oxidants.
- Using aluminon the presence of aluminum can be detected in qualitative analysis.