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Aluminium oxide

a white or colourless insoluble powder occurring naturally as corundum and used in the production of aluminium and its compounds, abrasives, glass, and ceramics. Formula: Al2O3 Also called alumina See also activated alumina
Historical Examples

In what respects does aluminium oxide differ from calcium oxide in properties?
An Elementary Study of Chemistry William McPherson

aluminium oxide is then added, and under the influence of the electric current it decomposes into aluminium and oxygen.
An Elementary Study of Chemistry William McPherson


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    of the nature of or containing alum or alumina. Historical Examples For the most part they consist mainly of aluminous silicates, some of them being highly acid compounds with 75% or more of silica. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 6 Various aluminous rock is first roasted in a furnace similar to a lime […]

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