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Definition of the noun aluminium oxide

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  1. any of various forms of aluminum oxide occurring naturally as corundum

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  1. [inorganic compound] The solid, Al2O3, commonly known as alumina; it occurs as bauxite, sapphire, ruby and other forms; it is used in the manufacture of ceramics


Aluminium oxide a.k.a. Aluminium oxides or aluminum oxides are a group of inorganic compounds with formulas including aluminium and oxygen.

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Google previewPigment Compendium: A Dictionary of Historical Pigments (2007)

by Nicholas Eastaugh, Valentine Walsh, Tracey Chaplin, Ruth Siddall

Aluminium oxide Aluminium hydroxide may in fact take on a number of crystalline forms, notably as the minerals and...

ALUMINIUM OXIDE White Synonym, variant or common name Commonly used term that may ...

Google previewDictionary of Physical Sciences (1976)

by John Daintith

aluminium oxide ( alumina). A white powder, Al2O3. An “amphoteric oxide that occurs naturally as corundum. Emery, ruby, and sapphire are impure crystalline forms. Aluminium oxide is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tribology (1990)

by C. Kajdas, E. Wilusz, S. Harvey

See also: ALUMINIUM OXIDE, CORUNDUM, SAPPHIRE. - friction and wear of alumina against steel [838]. - correlation between mechanical properties and wear resistance of aluminazirconia composites [1595].

Google previewThe Sterling Dictionary Of Chemistry (1999)

by Anand Dhingra

It is prepared by passing chlorine or hydrogen chloride gas over hot aluminium or by passing chlorine over hot aluminium oxide and carbon. In liquid and vapour phases, it exists in its dimeric state, Al2 CIs, in which two Al atoms are bridged ...

Google previewDictionary of Chemistry (1987)

by D. Brynn Hibbert, A.M. James

Aluminium oxide, alumina, has two crystal phases: o-alumina occurs naturally as coRUNDUM or emery and is an hop structure (see CLOSE-PACKED STRUCTURES) of oxide ions with Al” in the octahedral holes. Pure o-alumina is prepared ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2010)

by Elizabeth A. Martin

aluminium oxide 30 produces various activated aluminas, which differ in porosity, number of remaining —OH groups, and particle size. These are used as catalysts (particularly for organic dehydration reactions), as catalyst supports, and in ...

Google previewDictionary of Glass (2001)

Materials and Techniques by Charles Bray

Aluminium oxide. Corundum. It is found naturally as the abrasives emery and corundum and as part of many gem stones. Large corundum crystals affected by traces of chromium, cobalt, copper and iron form the gem stones ruby and sapphire.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chrisholm

Aluminium oxide or alumina, A1203, occurs in nature as the mineral corundum ( q.v.), notable for its hardness and abrasive power (see EMERY), and in well- crystallized forms it constitutes, when coloured by various metallic oxides, the ...

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Small photo of Mineral stone - corundum isolated on white. Corundum is a crystalline form of aluminium oxide typically containing traces of iron, titanium, vanadium and chromium. It is a rock-forming mineral.Small photo of Mineral stone - corundum. Corundum is a crystalline form of aluminium oxide typically containing traces of iron, titanium, vanadium and chromium. It is a rock-forming mineral.Small photo of White aluminium oxide coats a fanbelt mount while iron oxide discolours an iron screw head More...

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