articles

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 »

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 »

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 »

similar articles

Aluminum is a highly malleable metal, which means it can be rolled or hammered into extremely thin sheets without breaking. It is the second most malleable of all metals after gold. More »

Gold is the 79th element on the periodic table and has a relative atomic mass of 196.967. Gold, which has a chemical symbol of Au, is a shiny, valuable metal that was first discovered more than 5,500 years ago. More »

Iron, a metal, is the 26th element on the periodic table. Its atomic weight is 55.845, and it exists as a solid at room temperature. Iron melts at 2,800 degrees Fahrenheit and boils at 5,182 F. In its pure state, iron ha... More »

Bismuth has the highest metallic properties of any element in group 15 of the periodic table, as it is the only true metal in the group. Group 15 is also referred to as the nitrogen group or the pnictogen group, which in... More »