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Explain the term malleability?

The ability of a metal too to be worked into a new shape without breaking

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Explain the term tenacity?

a materials ability to resist being stretched apart

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Explain the term tensile strength?

It is the measure of tenacity

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Explain the term ductility?

The ability of a metal to be stretched without breaking

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Explain the term fusibility?

The point at which a metal will melt with another metal mild steel has the highest melting point

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Explain the term elasticity?

The ability of a material to return to it's original shape after being pushed out of shape rubber is a good example

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Explain the term durability?

The ability of a material to resist wear and tear

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Explain what an alloy is?

An alloy is a metallic substance made by mixing two or more elements together one of which must be a metal

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Explain what an element is?

An element is a substance made up of atoms all of one kind I.e zinc copper or alliminium

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List 3 alloys?

Brass
Bronze
Mild steel

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What elements are in brass?

Copper and zinc

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What elements are in bronze?

Copper and tin

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What elements are in cast iron?

Carbon and iron

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What elements are in steel?

Carbon and iron

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Explain the term annealing?

This is the treatment of a metal to improve it's ductility (make it softer)

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Explain the term annealing work hardening?

This happens a metal that has been bossed or drawn into a new shape