Aluminum

13
Al
26.981538(2)

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Aluminum has hundreds of uses

Properties

Symbol Name Atomic Number Atomic Weight Group Number
Al Aluminum 13 26.987538(2) 13

Description

Standard State: solid at 298 K
Color: silvery

The ancient Greeks and Romans used aluminum in medicines as an astringent, and in dyeing. It was originally spelled Aluminium up until the 1920's, when is was changed to Aluminum.  Aluminum is the most abundant element found in the Earth's crust, but never found free in nature.  Aluminum has many uses ranging from kitchen utensils to the siding used for decorating the outside of a house to various other industrial applications.