Aluminum is the American spelling and aluminium is the British spelling for this silver-white metal, ductile, malleable.

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Do you know that In 1990, the IUPAC designated the spelling ‘aluminum’ as the official name of the 13th element?

3 years later, they allowed the US spelling ‘aluminum’ as a suitable variant.

Aluminium or aluminum is a chemical element with symbol Al, atomic number 13. It is a silvery-white, ductile, soft, nonmagnetic metal.

By mass, aluminium makes up about 8% of the Earth’s crust; it is the 3rd most abundant element after oxygen and silicon and the most abundant metal in the earth, however, it is less common in the mantle below.

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