Metal-like substance produced by mixing two or more metals or by the mixture of a Element that readily forms cations and has metallic bonds; sometimes said to be similar to a cation in a cloud of electrons. The metals are one of the three groups of elements as distinguished by their ionization and bonding properties, along with the metalloids and nonmetals. A diagonal line drawn Click on Term to Read More and another substance. Ceramics can also be mixed to form alloys. A binary alloy contains two components; a ternary alloy contains three.
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