Connecting Chemistry


Atomic symbol: Al
Atomic number: 13
Atomic mass: 26.98

Appearance: Soft, silvery gray metal at 25°C

Group: 13
Period: 3
Series: Post-transition metals
Block: p
Electron configuration: 1s² 2s² 2p⁶ 3s² 3p¹

Ductile and non-magnetic.

Used as an important material in the transport, aerospace, and building industries.

Aluminum = US and Canadian spelling Aluminium = UK and rest of the world spelling

Fun Fact! Aluminum is worth recylcing! Aluminum compounds are potentially fully recyclable and this requires only 5% of the energy that extracting it from ore requires.