Uses of metals and alloys (Copper (Has been used for more than 8000 years,…
Uses of metals and alloys
Has been used for more than 8000 years
Used for electrical wiring for its high electrical conductivity and ductility
used as saucepan base, for its high heat conductivity and malleability
water pipes or fittings, because it's highly malleable and resists corrosion
production of titanium metal
corrosion protection of iron structure
Has low density
aircrafts and cars
Malleable, Resistant to corrosion
Sheet lead for roofing/flashing
Low melting point
soldering metal wires (tin and lead alloy)
good electrical conductivity
electrodes in car batteries
an alloy or structural metal in aircrafts, spacecrafts, racing yachts and bicycles
High tensile strenth
high melting point
low thermal conductivity
minimal allergic response in human tissue
resistant to corrosion
Iron + other elements (primarily carbon)
Carbon steels: used for car bodies, ships, bridges and buildings.
Steels with higher carbon content are used because it increases the metals hardness.
Mild steel is used because it is cheap, ductile and easily welded.
Stainless steels: used for sinks and cutlery because they are strong and resistant to corrosion
copper + zinc.
brass is used for plumbing fittings, screws, musical instruments and shell cases, because it is hard.
lead + tin.
solders are highly used in conjunction with other metals namely, to seal other metals together, because they are soft and easily worked due to their low melting points,