Materials Science : Properties of Steel Quiz

*Theme/Title: Properties of Steel
* Description/Instructions
Steel is manufactured by mixing iron and carbon in a specific ratio. Other alloying materials used in manufacturing steel include chromium, manganese, vanadium and tungsten. Of these materials, carbon is the most cost-effective element.

The physical properties of steel include high strength, low weight, durability, ductility and adding chromium makes it resistant to corrosion. Steel does not corrode easily on being exposed to moisture and water. Steel is a good conductor of electricity.

There are other types of steel, such as galvanized steel and stainless steel. Galvanized steel is coated with zinc to protect it from corrosion, whereas stainless steel contains about 10% chromium in its composition.

The major advantage of steel is the ability to recycle it effectively, without destroying or losing any of its physical properties in the recycling process. Steel is one of the most versatile and sustainable construction materials. Ranging from cookware to scientific instruments like scalpel, steel is used in making several items. Due to its cost-effectiveness and strength, it is used in engineering works and infrastructure developments such as roads, railways, bridges, buildings and stadiums.

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Group: Science Science Quizzes
Topic: Materials Science

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