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Jan Scholten
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The most important aluminium compound known in homeopathy is not pure aluminium, but Alumina or aluminium oxide: Al2 O3.3H2O.

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The name is derived from alumen or alum. It was discovered in 1872 and it is the most common metal and the third most common element on earth (7,5%). Aluminium is found in earth and clay.
The metal is very light and is used in aluminium foil and in aircraft. It is often used as a component in steel to bind the oxygen and to make it light in weight. Bearings usually contain magnesium, silicium, cuprum, zincum and zirconium (the latter is particularly used in spacecraft).