Aluminium Oxide


Aluminium oxide is the family of inorganic compounds with the cheical formula Al2O3. It is an amphoteric oxide and is commonly referred to as alumina,  corundum as well as many other names, reflecting its widespread occurrence in nature and industry. Its most significant use is in the production of aluminium metal, although it is also used as an abrasive due to its hardness and as a refractory material due to its high melting point.