What is an Alloy? - Definition & Examples


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In a substitution alloy, the atoms of the two metals that have been combined are _____.

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1. _____ is one of the three processes to make an alloy.

2. An alloy is a mixture of metal with _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will assess your knowledge of different types of alloys and how they can be used. You can take the quiz at any time on a computer or a mobile device.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what the quiz will test you on:

  • Atoms of two metals combined in a substitution alloy
  • Producing a new alloy that weighs 1000 grams and is 68% lead
  • Amount of copper in a bronze statue of a specified weight and copper content
  • Typical melting point of alloys
  • Adding copper to pure gold to create a 14 karat alloy for a ring

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of alloys
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the melting point of alloys and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about what's needed to create a 14 karat alloy for a ring

Additional Learning

Explore this topic further by reviewing the related lesson titled What is an Alloy? - Definition & Examples. Here's a snapshot of what the lesson covers:

  • Interstitial and substitution alloys
  • Example calculations on composition of alloys
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