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The reaction between aluminium and oxygen

Aluminium can form several oxides, but the one produced when it reacts with oxygen as it is burnt is aluminium (III) oxide.

Aluminium produces an intense white flame

Aluminium + Oxygen Aluminium (III) oxide
4Al + 3O2 2Al2O3


Aluminium burns with a bright white flame though less bright than magnesium. The aluminium oxide produced is a whitish colour and insoluble in water.

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