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Aluminium or aluminum is the chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Al and atomic number 13.

It is a silvery and ductile member of the poor metal group of chemical elements.

Aluminium is found primarily as the ore bauxite and is remarkable for its resistance to corrosion and its light weight.

Aluminium is used in many industries to make millions of different products and is very important to the world economy.

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