The Periodic Table can be broadly split into two groups: Metals and Non-Metals. But what makes a metal? What are the properties of metals? And what are non-metals used for?
Copper was the first metal to be mined in quanity by mankind. Copper can be hammered into sheets and formed into many shapes. With alloys, copper can be made into brass and bronze. Copper is mined from mineral chalcopyrite, then sent to smelter, turned into copper concentrate. New uses for copper...
Stainless steel is an iron based alloy. It is a strong alloy that is resistant to corrosion and rusting. It has many uses and is ideal for cookware. Read on to know more.
Mercury is the only metal that is in a liquid form at room temperature. It is a very rare metal on earth, read on to find out more about Mercury.
There are two different iron oxides that abound: Iron(II,III) oxide (Fe3O4)and the far more common Iron(III) oxide (Fe2O3). Iron (III) oxide is commonly known as rust. Due to iron’s paramagnetic properties iron it was used to coat old floppy...
Steel is basically an alloy of iron and carbon with a small percentage of other metals such as nickel, chromium, aluminum, cobalt, molybdenum, tungsten etc. Steel is a hard ductile and malleable solid and is probably the most solid material...
Palladium is one of the rarest metal on earth belonging to the Platinum Group of Metals. Read on to find out more about Palladium, a fascinating metal.
Molybdenum is mainly used in the manufacture of steel and metal alloys. The very high melting point of Molybdenum makes it an essential part of manufacturing industries.
Steel is one of the most widely used metals in the world. You may think that it is only a fairly recent invention but in actual fact the origins of steel go back thousands of years into the past.
Lets see why silver shines so bright in the world of precious metals. We will explore some fun facts about this metal and see what sets it apart from other materials.