Hans Christian Oersted discovered aluminum in 1825. Earlier scientists believed alum contained an unknown metal, but Oersted gets credit for the discovery because he was the first person to extract small amounts of alumi... More »

Aluminum was discovered in 1825 by Hans Christian Oersted, in Denmark. Oersted was able to isolate the element by heating two chemical compounds, causing the other elements to boil away, resulting in pure aluminum. More »

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Aluminum is an element and as such does not have a formula; its symbol is Al and atomic number is 13. The atomic mass of Al is 26.981539 amu and it is derived from bauxite. More »

To clean silver with baking soda, a person should put boiling water and baking soda in a deep baking pan lined with aluminum and then soak the silver. Users should use just enough water to completely cover all the pieces... More »

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Aluminum nitrate is a salt compound composed of aluminum and nitric acid. This odorless salt is usually white in color and has a solid crystalline structure. More »

In order to build a carbon filter, which is used to remove unwanted odors or fumes from the air, use an activated carbon mesh like those used in professional filters, a small roll of aluminum screen, a 4-inch ventilation... More »

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Aluminum exists as an element in its pure form, so it simply contains aluminum. Aluminum's symbol is Al, and its atomic number is 13. It is classified as a metal and appears in group 13 on the periodic table. More »