Mixture of two or more Metals is called an Alloy. By mixing Metals, we usually improve the quality of Metals.
For example, Steel which is an alloy of Iron, is stronger than Iron. It is made by adding 99% Iron with 1% Carbon.
SOME COMMON ALLOYS
|Alloy||Mixture of Metals|
|Duralumin||Aluminium, Copper, Magnesium|
|Amalgams||Mercury, Tin (Used for fillings in teeth)|
|German Silver||Copper, Nickel, Zinc|