Aluminum and the Elements of Group 13

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Heinemann-Raintree Library, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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How can you make rubies and sapphires from aluminum? What is black diamond? How do LCDs work? Find out the answers to these and other fascinating questions in 'Aluminum and the Elements of Group 13'. This book describes the properties of aluminum that at one time made it more valuable than gold. It shows how aluminum and its compounds are used in the transportation, medicine, and food and drink industries. Other elements discussed include boron, gallium, indium, and thallium. The trends in density and melting point as you go down this group are described and demonstrated by the interesting ways these elements and their compounds are used.
 

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Contents

Discovering Elements with Light
Aluminum 28
Gallium 42
Thallium 52
Find Out More About the Group 13 Elements 58
Index 64
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Nigel Saunders is a Heinemann-Raintree author.

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