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Chem 13 News, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Aluminum, 13, Chem 13 News, Waterloo, ONAluminum: Chem 13 News selected aluminum for its atomic number 13. Chem 13 News started in 1968, at a time when the high school program in the Province of Ontario ended with Grade 13; hence the number '13' in our name. Grade 13 disappeared in 1990, but we've become attached to the number!

The tile is an aluminum quilt with black and yellow aluminum pop cans showcasing the University of Waterloo’s colours.  The aluminum symbol and number are both made with aluminum foil. 

Original artwork by Munjyot Jaswal, a co-op student assisting with our International Year of Chemistry project. Jean Hein, editor, Chem 13 News University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Atomic properties*

Name:

Symbol:

Atomic number:

Atomic mass:

Melting point:

Boiling point:

Density:

Electronegativity:

Number of isotopes:

State:

Colour:

Classification:

Aluminum

Al

13

26.9815 amu

660.32°C

2519°C

2.7 g/cm3

1.61

1

Solid

Silvery±

Metallic±

 

* Haynes, W. M. (2011). CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 91st edition: http://www.hbcponline.com/ Retrieved April 7, 2011

± Winter, M. (2010). Home of the Periodic Table. Retrieved April 8, 2011, from Web Elements: http://www.webelements.com/