Alloy

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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
Steel Iron, Carbon
Cupronickel Copper, Nickel
Bronze Copper, Tin
Brass Copper, Zinc
Solder Lead, Tin
Pewter Tin, Lead
Constantan Copper, Nickel
Magnalium Aluminium, Magnesium
Duralumin Aluminium, Copper, Magnesium
Amalgams Mercury, Tin (Used for fillings in teeth)
German Silver Copper, Nickel, Zinc

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