Aluminum is a pure chemical substance that cannot be broken down into a simpler substance. It is a metal that shares similar characteristics with other metals, such as:
- Malleability, or the ability to be shaped
- Ductility, or the ability to be drawn into a wire
In addition, aluminum is:
- A good conductor of electricity, second only to copper, which makes it ideal for use in some electrical wiring, light bulbs and telephone wires
- A good conductor of heat, which makes it ideal for use in cookware
- Nonsparking, so it's ideal for use near flammable substances
- Resistant to corrosion, which makes it ideal for use outdoors
How did ancient Egyptians wear materials from outer space?
Answered by Discovery Channel
What's the history of arsenic?
Answered by Planet Green
Why might the automotive industry cut metal with plasma?
Answered by Science Channel