Who produced aluminium for the first time, and when?
#100069. Asked by author. (Oct 08 08 8:29 PM)
Hans Oersted in 1825.
Aluminum, the most abundant metallic element on the Earth's crust is rarely in its free form.
Metallic aluminum was first prepared by the Danish chemist Hans Oersted in 1825 by heating dry aluminum chloride with potassium metal.
Ancient Greeks and Romans used aluminum salts in dyes and as astringents (chemicals that contract body tissues) for dressing wounds.
However, there are two credited discovers. Friedrich Wöhler was the first to isolate aluminum by mixing anhydrous aluminum chloride with potassium. Two years earlier, though, aluminum had been produced in an impure form by Hans Christian Ørsted.
Fun Fact: Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust composing about 8% (by weight) of the Earth's solid surface.
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