tends to be light in colour although it can
be polished to a mirror like appearance. It
is very light in weight. Learn
||Used for saucepans. cooking
foil, window frames, ladders, expensive bicycles.
– is a ductile and malleable metal.
It is often red / brown in colour. It is a
very good conductor of heat and electricity.
||Used for plumbing, electric
components, cookware and roof coverings.
Is very ductile and very malleable. It is
resistant to corrosion from moisture. It is
bright silver in appearance. Tinplate is steel
with a tin coating. Learn
||Used as a coating on food
cans, beer cans. Used as whistles, tin foil
– is very resistant to corrosion from
moisture. However zinc is a very weak material.
||Used as a coating on screws,
steel buckets, American cents. It is also
used to galvanise steel.
– Is often cast and machined then plated.
It is yellow in colour and is a mixture of
65% copper and 35% zinc. Learn
||It is used for decorative
metal work such as door handles, candle sticks,
musical instruments, ornaments.
||900–940 °C depending
– This looks like aluminium and is used
for casting. It is aluminium with 3% copper
and 5% silicon. Learn
|Used for sand casting,
die casting, engine parts, casting in schools.