What exactly are alloys? What is it about their properties that make them so useful for a huge variety of purposes, from construction to jewellery?
- Alloys are metals mixed with other elements.
- Alloys are harder than pure metals.
- Alloys have many uses in our day to day lives.
- Gold is often mixed with other metals.
When the metals copper and tin were first extracted to make tools, it was a turning point in human history.
But it was when the two metals were first mixed together that a revolutionary material was formed.
This is tin ore and this is a copper ore. Heating each up with charcoal ...
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