Brass does conduct electricity, but it is not a very good conductor. Not all metals conduct electricity to the same extent. Brass has a low electrical conductivity of only 28 percent, compared to metals such as silver an... More »

Aluminum, like all other metals, conducts electricity, but it is not the best conductor of electricity. Pure gold, pure copper and pure silver all conduct electricity better than aluminum though aluminum is a more effici... More »

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Common electrically conductive elements include silver, copper, gold, iron, zinc, platinum and nickel as well as many other metal elements. The most electrically conductive element of all is silver, the second-most condu... More »

Brass is an alloy that is a mixture of the metals zinc and copper. Using brass makes sense for many manufacturers since it is durable and easily transformed into objects. More »

The darkening of brass only requires a few materials, such as a darkening solution, baking soda and water. There are also homemade methods, such as using bleach, but working with bleach and other chemicals can be toxic. More »

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One of the easiest ways to tell if an object is gold or brass is to look at the size. Most large objects are not made of gold. More »

While brass tarnishes over time, especially if it is unvarnished and exposed to the air, special compounds, such as Rocker's Brass Darkening Solution or Brass Ager, can be used to create the look of aged, dull brass quic... More »