40 Interesting facts about Aluminium

you probably didn't know!

GENERAL FACTS

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What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you think about aluminium? Most of us, we tend to think about aluminium foil, sheets and other more basic uses of the metal. Aluminium, however, is an extremely interesting metal if you really know about it. Did you know 8% of Earth’s crust is made out of Aluminium or our very own Moon contains Aluminium in a considerable quantity? Check out these seven facts you may or may not know about aluminium - 

HISTORICAL FACTS

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According to our history books, Danish Chemist, Hans Christian Oersted is the founder of Aluminium. It was considered so precious that at one point of time in history, Napoleon the Third actually used it in his home as precious cutlery. Then, In the 20th cen­tu­ry, the in­dus­tri­al pro­duc­tion of alu­minum was started, as it be­gan to be high­ly val­ued for its unique prop­er­ties & we haven’t looked back since.

CHEMICAL FACTS

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Aluminium metal’s atomic number is 13 & its atomic symbol is “Al”. Aluminium is a chemically wonderful metal. The metal has great chemical properties which make it a perfect metal to be used in the manufacturing of various applications in our day-to-day lives. Did you know Aluminium doesn’t spark and it isn’t magnetic? Want to know more about the chemical properties of this versatile metal?

PHYSICAL FACTS

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Aluminium is the 3rd most abundant element on the planet's crust. It is a shiny, silvery white-coloured metal that is light in weight but very strong. The density of aluminium is 2.7 g/mL, meaning the metal will sink in water but is still relatively light in weight. Did you know Aluminium weighs just one-third that of Steel? Read more facts about this wonderful metal -

APPLICATION FACTS

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All types of instruments & vehicles, from bikes to spaceships, are made from aluminium. This versatile metal allows people to move at lightning speeds, cross oceans, fly in the sky and even leave our planet. This metal is in our surroundings so much that about 75% of all aluminium ever made is still in circulation, present in our world in some form. Get to know more such interesting facts about aluminium - 

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