Ductility: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is considered a ductile material?

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1. You take aluminum metal and pull it to make a long piece of aluminum wire, introducing tensile stress. What is this pulling action referred to?

2. Metalworking involves pulling or stretching metal to produce a desired product. What physical property, requiring tensile stress, is used during this process?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Whether you are building a bridge or shaping metal, it is vital to understand the concept of ductility. This quiz will test your understanding of which materials are ductile and which are brittle, elastic, or hold other types of physical properties.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

By asking questions regarding material properties, this quiz tests your knowledge of the following:

  • Ductility
  • Elasticity
  • Brittleness
  • Malleability

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related chemistry lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as tensile stress and force
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast ductility and malleability
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding material properties

Additional Learning

To learn more about ductility, review the accompanying lesson titled Ductility: Definition, Examples & Quiz. The lesson goes into further details regarding:

  • Ductility
  • Malleability
  • Tensile stress
  • Ductile materials
  • Examples of ductility