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1

The carbon content is checked regularly until it is just right. If there is too much it is...

Brittle

2

If there is too little carbon, it is

weak

3

What is the carbon content of cast iron?

2.5 - 4.5

4

What are the properties of cast iron?

Cheaper, brittle

5

What are the uses of cast iron?

Engine blocks, gear boxes, etc

6

What is the carbon content of mild steel?

<0.25

7

What is mild steel's property?

Strong and not brittle

8

What are mild steel's uses?

Car body parts, chains

9

What is the carbon content of hard steel?

0.45 - 1.5

10

What are hard steel's property?

Hard, brittle

11

What are hard steel's uses

Railway lines

12

What is the carbon content of stainless steel?

Iron: 74%
Chromium: 18%
Nickel: 8%

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What are the properties of stainless steel?

Stronger and resistant to corrosion.

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What are the uses of stainless steel?

Cutlery, surgical instruments, chemical plants, etc.