Q: Is a ceramic an inorganic compound? ¶
A: Yes, and non-metallic, solid material comprising metal, non-metal or metalloid atoms primarily held in ionic and covalent bonds.
Q: Are ceramics also used in the medicine? ¶
A: Yes, and electrical, electronics industries and body armor.
Q: Are ceramics semiconductors? ¶
Q: Are ceramics either vitrified or semi-vitrified as is the case with earthenware? ¶
A: Yes, and stoneware, and porcelain.
Q: Is a ceramic used in watchmaking for producing watch cases? ¶
Q: Are ceramics used as self-controlled heating elements in? ¶
A: Yes, for example, the rear-window defrost circuits of automobiles.
Q: Are ceramics used in non-ferrous molten metal handling? ¶
A: Yes, and weld pins and the chemical industry.
Q: Are ceramics also employed as gas sensors? ¶
Q: Are ceramics also more chemically resistant and can be used in wet environments where steel bearings would rust? ¶
Q: Were ceramics glazed and fired to create smooth? ¶
A: Yes, and colored surfaces, decreasing porosity through the use of glassy, amorphous ceramic coatings on top of the crystalline ceramic substrates.
Q: Are ceramics very porous and lack mechanical strength? ¶
A: Yes, and are used to coat metal orthopedic devices to aid in forming a bond to bone or as bone fillers.