hydrated aluminum oxide

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Synonyms for hydrated aluminum oxide

white crystalline compound that occurs naturally as the mineral gibbsite

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Bauxite, named for the French locality where it was first mined, forms when slow chemical weathering of rocks alters the contained silicates into impure, hydrated aluminum oxides.
Thus bauxite consists of 75 percent hydrated aluminum oxides (Al2O3_3H2O and Al2O3_H2O) plus other compounds such as oxides of iron, silicon, and titanium.