In the modern world, we encounter aluminium at every turn. This is due to the particular properties of the metal. Increasingly, aluminium is about to edge iron and steel out of engineering, as aluminium allows energy-saving lightweight construction of aircraft and vehicles of all kind. Aluminium is weather-resistant, does not rust and is therefore well suited as building material for house facades, window frames or simply for all parts that are exposed to wind and weather. At the same time, aluminium has a noble-looking surface recommending it as material for interior design.
The DVD shows, among others, redox reactions and explains why aluminium does not rust. It features series of tests illustrating the reactions of aluminium with acids and bases and deals with the various types of bonding and surface treatments. Ample accompanying material helps to deepen the pupils' knowledge of aluminium.