The density of aluminum is 2700 kg m-3. Aluminum also has a boiling point of 4566 degrees Fahrenheit and a melting point of 1220.58 F. The atomic number for aluminum is 13, and its symbol on the periodic table is Al.
Aluminum is a metal known for being strong, light, nontoxic, nonmagnetic and abundant. It is mined as bauxite and then purified to extract the aluminum. Its softness allows it to be easily formed into shapes. While pure aluminum is too soft, adding small amounts of other elements, such as copper, increases its strength to allow it to be useful. Aluminum is toxic to plants and may be toxic to animals in large amounts.