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Aluminum is an active metal, but does not corrode as iron does because


▸ Al does not react with O2.

a protective layer of Al2O3 forms on the metal surface.



▸ Al is harder to oxidize than is Fe.

▸ the enthalpy of formation of aluminum oxide is negative.

▸ aluminum has a high tensile strength.
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