At room temperature, the state of matter of aluminum is that of a solid. Aluminum is a metal that has an atomic weight of 26.98 grams per mole. This element is a member of group 13 on the periodic table and its density is 2.7 grams/cm
Some important properties of aluminum are that it is a light metal that is strong, very malleable and non-magnetic. Although aluminum is not present in its elemental form in nature, the ore bauxite does contain aluminum oxide. The mining of this ore is necessary for the production of pure aluminum through processes that include the Bayer process. Some applications of aluminum are for cans, transmission lines and aircraft parts.