What is Bronze?
Bronze is one of the oldest metals in the history. It is made of copper and some other metal such as tin. Components of bronze may change, but modern bronze contains 88% copper and 12% tin. Bronze may also contain, nickel, aluminum, phosphorus, silicon or manganese or zinc.
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What is the Bronze Age?
“Bronze Age” refers to the time period during which bronze was the widely used metal. This period began in the fourth millennium BC in the city of Sumer in the Near East. Bronze Age in China and India began around the same time. The Bronze Age was followed by the Iron Age, beginning around 1300 BC. Even during the Iron Age, bronze was widely used.
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Properties of Bronze
- Bronze is solid at room temperature.
- Its melting point is from 950° C to 1050° C.
- Bronze has a density of about 8.8 g / cm.
- Insoluble in water.
- Has a color like copper and it is odorless.
- Bronze is a good conductor of heat and electricity.
- It has more strength than copper and iron.
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The Most Common Uses of Bronze Metal
- Making sculptures.
- Making musical instruments.
- Making some tools, like hammers and screwdrivers.
- Making coins.
- Making some electrical appliances.
- Making window frames and some home fittings.