The IUPAC name for the metal called aluminum in the U.S. This dictionary currently uses the commonly accepted U.S. names for materials. International and standard chemical names will be listed and appropriately designated in the synonym lists.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Al; aluminum (U.S.); aluminium (IUPAC, Br., Dan., Deut., Fr., Ned., Nor., Sven.); alumen (Lat.); alkuaine (Fin.); alumiini (Fin.); alluminio (It.); alumínio (Port.); aluminio (Esp.); glin (Pol.); CI 77000; Arclad; ALCOA; alumel (aluminum-nickel alloy);
Reacts with dilute hydrochloric acid, hot concentrated sulfuric acid and hydroxides.
Aluminum can corrode when wet and in contact with alkaline or metallic materials, such as concrete, plaster, wallboard, iron or copper.
|Composition||Al (atomic no. 13)|
|Molecular Weight||atomic wt = 26.97|
Hazards and Safety
Overexposure can cause irritation of eyes, skin and mucous membranes. Powder and flakes form flammable and explosive mixtures in air.