While nearly all metals are malleable or ductile, a few—beryllium, chromium, manganese, gallium, and bismuth—are brittle. Low values of the ratio of bulk elastic modulus to shear modulus (Pugh’s criterion) are indicative of intrinsic brittleness. The electronic structure of metals means they’re comparatively good conductors of electrical energy.
In this respect it differs from the stone which melts in the hearth, for though the latter regain its hardness, but it loses its pristine kind and properties. The first systematic textual content on the arts of mining and metallurgy was De la Pirotechnia by Vannoccio Biringuccio, which treats the examination, fusion, and dealing of metals. A plate made of pewter, an alloy of 85–ninety nine% tin and (often) copper. Pewter was first used around the starting of the Bronze Age in the Near East.
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