Malleable elements include 38 transition metals of the periodic table that can be hammered into various shapes or thin sheets. These metals often have a shiny luster and conduct both heat and electricity very well. Commo... More » Science Chemistry

The alkali metals, transition metals and metals in group 13, 14, and 15 on the periodic table all are malleable and good conductors of electricity Each of these groups has different characteristics, but all are able to c... More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

The most malleable metal that exists in its pure state is gold. Gold, also the most ductile metal, is capable of being flattened so that it can measure only 0.000127 millimeters in thickness. More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules
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