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Brass, bronze, pewter, and the various types of steel are all common alloys. Alloys differ from pure metals, such as gold, silver and aluminum, because they are mixtures of two or more metals. More »

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Alloys are homogeneous mixtures that contain uniformly distributed components. Interstitial alloys form when the main alloying agents mix with much smaller agent atoms. The smaller atoms slip into the gaps, or interstice... More »

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Steel is an alloy made up of carbon and steel. The combination may vary, but steel is renowned for tensile strength. The carbon and iron form a crystal lattice reinforcing the sturdy metal. More »

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Bronze is an alloy made of 88 percent copper and 12 percent tin. Other metals, such as aluminum, zinc, lead and silicon, are added to it frequently. It is malleable, ductile, lustrous, hard, golden brown in color, and a ... More »

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Solder alloys are made from a mixture of tin, lead, brass and silver. Solder made from tin and lead has a lower melting point, while brass and silver are used to create an alloy able to withstand higher temperatures. More »

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