What Is the Melting Point of Aluminum?


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The melting point of aluminum at sea level is 1,221 degrees Fahrenheit. Measured in Celsius, aluminum will melt at approximately 660 degrees. There are slight variations in the exact melting point of aluminum created by differences in the atmospheric pressure and the purity of the metal.

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Discovered by Hans Christian Oersted in 1825, aluminum is used primarily in airplanes and soda cans. The aluminum element has an atomic number of 13 and is made up of 13 protons, 13 electrons and 14 neutrons. Recently, automotive manufacturers have increased their use of aluminum due to its durable strength and lightweight properties.

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