Alloy FAQs:

Q: Is alloy a mixture of metals or a mixture of a metal and another element?

A: Yes.

Q: Is alloy commonly referred to as simply "alloy wheels"?

A: Yes, although in point of fact steels and most other metals in practical use are also alloys.

Q: Were alloys discovered by Alfred Wilm?

A: Yes.

Q: Is alloy termed a quinary alloy?

A: Yes.

Q: Were alloys not created until the 1900s?

A: Yes, such as various aluminium, titanium, nickel, and magnesium alloys.

Q: Are alloys made by melting and mixing two or more metals?

A: Yes.

Q: Is alloy distinct from an impure metal in that?

A: Yes, and with an alloy, the added elements are well controlled to produce desirable properties, while impure metals such as wrought iron are less controlled, but are often considered useful.

Q: Was alloy used as it was?

A: Yes.

Q: Is alloy a mixture of chemical elements?

A: Yes, and which forms an impure substance that retains the characteristics of a metal.

Q: Are alloys defined by a metallic bonding character?

A: Yes.

Q: Are alloys precipitation hardening alloys?

A: Yes, that depend on the diffusion of alloying elements to achieve their strength.

Q: Are alloys used so predominantly with respect to their base metals that the name of the primary constituent is also used as the name of the alloy?

A: Yes.

Q: Are alloys usually classified as substitutional or interstitial alloys?

A: Yes, and depending on the atomic arrangement that forms the alloy.

Q: Are alloys steel?

A: Yes, and solder, brass, pewter, duralumin, bronze and amalgams.

Q: Is alloy used to describe a mixture of atoms in which the primary constituent is a metal?

A: Yes.

Q: Is alloy technically an impure metal?

A: Yes, when referring to alloys, the term "impurities" usually denotes those elements which are not desired.

Q: Are alloys usually lower than that of the pure metals?

A: Yes.

Q: Was alloy not homogeneous?

A: Yes.

Q: Are alloys used in a wide variety of applications?

A: Yes.

Q: Was alloy also used in China and the Far East?

A: Yes, and arriving in Japan around 800 AD, where it was used for making objects like ceremonial vessels, tea canisters, or chalices used in shinto shrines.

Q: Are alloys made by mixing two or more elements?

A: Yes, and at least one of which is a metal.