What compound is broken down to produce the element used in cans, airplanes, and building materials?

1 Answer
Dec 3, 2016

Answer:

#"Alumina?"#

Explanation:

Hard to know for which compound you are looking.

#"Alumina"# is #Al_2O_3#, and occurs naturally as the mineral #"corundum"#. Of course, we refine #"aluminum"# from the mineral #"bauxite"#, which is an #"aluminum (III) hydroxide"#.