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

A metal is referred to as malleable if it can be hammered, beaten or pressed into a thin sheet without it fracturing. This is one of the characteristic physical properties of metals that allow them to be shaped into curv... More » Science Chemistry

Metals are malleable and ductile because they are made of hexagonal and cubic packed structures that can be moved by applying force to them. When force is applied, the atoms slide from one plane past atoms in a different... More » Science Chemistry
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