What Is The Difference Between Bronze, Brass And Copper?


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Kath Senior Profile
Kath Senior answered
Copper is a metal element that is bright orange in colour, very shiny and quite soft. It is commonly used to make wires that conduct electricity in electric cables.

When copper is mixed with the metal tin, another elemental metal, an alloy is formed called bronze. This is much harder than either constituent metal and bronze has been used for thousands of years to make tools. The time period when people first started using bronze tools is now actually called the 'bronze age'. Bronze has a lovely deep orange brown colour and is often used for sculptures and statues.

Copper can also be mixed with zinc to form another alloy – brass. Brass is again stronger than either of its constituent metals. It is very resistant to corrosion and is a good conductor of electricity. It is often used to make brass musical instruments because it is resistant to corrosion by saliva from the player's mouths.
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Oddman answered
Certainly. If any samples are magnetic, they are not copper, brass, or bronze.

Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin; brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. None of these materials is magnetic. All can generate a magnetic field when electric current is run through them.

Bronze may have 1/2 to 1/4 of the conductivity of brass, which will have on the order of 1/2 to 1/4 the conductivity of copper.

Because of their different conductivities, each may have a different damping effect on the motion of a magnet.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Is it true that you can make a plate out of copper???..
Sorry I know that's a stupid question but its for my science test and homework....
p.s. I Reallyy Need Help With This ccc
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
A magnet will stick only to ferrous metals.

Metals are all avaible in shaft, plate, tubing, metal sheet. That include cop, brass, titanium, aluminium, etc.
Lakshmipriya Nair Profile
Copper is a metal in itself while brass is an alloy of copper and zinc in varying proportions. Bronze is a much harder substance than copper. Copper is a bright orange in colour while bronze is a rich orange/brown in colour. This is one way of differentiating between copper and bronze. The hardness and their comparison is another way of finding out between bronze and copper.

Their scientific properties and proportions are also different from each other. If you have knowledge of science, metals and their properties then you can also ascertain their difference through their different metallic properties though they share some of them. Copper is used for coating utensils or making them but bronze is used more in the construction of sculptures and statues.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
A magnet will not stick to copper or brass
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Ryan Rugraff answered
You can tell by the color and style of the metal, as well as it's use. However the easiest way to tell is by the way it tarnishes, while brass turns kindda dirty looking, bronze takes on a very dark "patiena" and almost a grey/green color.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It's soooo easy, drill a hole with the smallest drill bit you have in a unimportant area. If it looks's brass.....if it looks greyish/greenish/blueish then it's bronze!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I have a sort a plate and I can't tell if its copper. I heard that a magnet stick's to copper is that true?

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