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Examples of alloys are brass, bronze, pewter and steel. Precious metals such as gold and silver are also alloyed with other metals to make durable jewelry. More »

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Alloys are important because they have properties that differ from those of pure metals. Because of these properties, they can be adapted to specific uses where a pure metal would be either unsuitable or cost-prohibitive... More »

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Iron has many uses including the construction of machine parts, building structures, hulls of ships, vehicles and for manufacturing machine tools. Moreover, it is used in appliances and surgical equipment in the form of ... More »

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Examples of solutions include water vapor in air, table sugar in water, steel, brass, hydrogen dissolved to palladium, carbon dioxide in water and ethanol in water. A solution is a homogeneous mixture of one substance di... More »

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Bronze and brass are metal alloys, or a mixture of two different metals. The main difference between bronze and brass, therefore, is found in the mixture of metals used to form them. Brass is formed by combining copper w... 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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Stainless steel is available in many different alloys that incorporate several different elements, but the essential components are iron, carbon and chromium. Low-carbon steel with at least 12-percent chromium forms an e... More »

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