properties of Aluminum include low density, high thermal
conductivity, high electrical conductivity, high plasticity and
high resistance to corrosion.
Aluminum reacts explosively with water but does not react
with cold water. Most of the aluminum salts dissolve well in
water. A strong layer of aluminium oxide coats the metal which
sometimes prevents the reaction with steam to give aluminium
oxide and hydrogen gas. This chloride is used as a wood
preservative or catalyst.
Aluminium + Steam
—> Aluminium oxide + Hydrogen
Aluminum Chloride is a compound of aluminium and chlorine
that has a very high affinity for water. Pure samples are white,
but sometimes it has a yellow colour. Aluminum and chlorine do
not react rapidly at room temperature, but if the aluminum is
heated, the reaction is vigorous. It fumes in moist air and
hisses when mixed with liquid water. The product is aluminum
chloride, a white powder that fumes in air, reacting with water
to form HCl gas and aluminum oxide.
Aluminum Oxide Reaction with Oxygen
Aluminum powdered burns energetically in air. During
combustion of aluminum in an oxygen current, a temperature of
over 3000°C is reached. Strong heating is required to make
aluminium powder burn in oxygen and a white powder is formed.
The ability of aluminum to combine actively with oxygen is used
in the reduction of metals from their oxides.
Aluminium + Oxygen
—> Aluminium oxide
Examples of Aluminum Reactions are as
Aluminum reacts with Hydrogen to form Aluminum hydride
Aluminum chloride reacts with lithium hydride to form Lithium aluminum
Aluminium reacts with dilute hydrochloric acid to form aluminium
chloride and hydrogen gas
liquid bromine react with aluminum at room temperature
Iodine reacts with aluminum during heating
high temperatures, aluminum reacts with nitrogen, carbon, and sulfur,
forming aluminum nitride , carbide and sulfide
Aluminium reacts with dilute sulphuric acid to form aluminium sulphate
and hydrogen gas
Aluminium reacts with dilute nitric acid to form aluminium nitrate and
Some examples of a chemical reaction include most commonly burning, fermentation,
tarnishing and rusting. There are several different types of Chemical reaction
which have been detailed below:
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the different types of reactions, examples of reaction
and the Rate of a Chemical Reaction.