The periodic table is made up of two groups of elements; metals and non-metals. The study of metals is called metallurgy. Most metals are solid at room temperature, with the exception of mercury which is a liquid metal.
Examples of metals are aluminum, copper, iron, tin, gold, lead, silver, titanium, uranium and zinc. Metal are use to create alloys; alloys are mixtures of metals. Alloys are made because pure metals are often soft and easily bent or distorted. Well know alloys include steel and bronze.
Picture of Copper Metal
Metals usually have the following properties:
- They can be formed easily.
- They have a shiny appearance.
- Metals are good conductor electricity and heat.
- Metals melt at high temperatures.
Please see the videos below on the properties of metals
Metals and their alloys are use by people in many different ways, because they are strong and easy to shape. Metals are used to make tools, bridges, cars, planes, buildings and ships.
Metals and their alloys are used to make bridges and other structures