Metallurgy - 3: Physical Property, Ductility
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All metals are ductile : Metals can be melted and drawn into thin wires. Because of this property, metals are known as ductile. The ductility property follows from the malleability property (page 6). While being drawn into wires, metals are stretched. Because of the strong metallic bonds, the metal atoms do not separate easily. Silver, copper, and aluminum are very ductile and very thin wires can be made out them.
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