Ferrous Metal: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a ferrous metal?

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1. What do the following ferrous metals have in common: steel, wrought iron, alloy steel and cast iron?

2. Which of the following contains the least amount of carbon?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet can help you get an idea of how versed you are in facts about ferrous metal. You'll encounter questions dealing with its traits, uses, elemental composition, and more.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet consists of questions having to do with:

  • Characteristics of ferrous metals
  • Commonalities among ferrous metals
  • Carbon within ferrous metal
  • Uses of ferrous metal
  • Elements added to iron to make it stronger

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between characteristics and uses that do and do not apply to ferrous metal
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a commonality present within four different types of ferrous metal
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding iron and the other elements that may be added to it

Additional Learning

To keep studying this kind of metal, you can check out the corresponding lesson called Ferrous Metal: Definition & Examples. This lesson is composed of the following objectives:

  • Define 'ferrous' in a chemistry context
  • Familiarize yourself with ferrous properties
  • Describe the appearance of rust on metal
  • Explore several examples of ferrous metals