Aluminum nitride is a solid ceramic that can be white, pale yellow or pale blue. The composition is generally 65.83% aluminum and 34.17% nitrogen. The bonds between the elements Al and N join together to form a tetrahedral. It has a melting point of 3,000 degrees C and a boiling point of 2,200 degrees C, at which point it will sublime.
Aluminum nitride is used in the manufacturing of several optics, electronics and surface acoustic wave sensors. It can be found in cell phones, optical storage media and ultrasound transducers.Learn more about Chemistry