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# What is the difference between ductility and malleability?

What does ductility and malleability mean??

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• 1 decade ago
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*The difference between malleability and ductility is that malleability is the ability to deform easily upon the application of a compressive force, and ductility is doing the same with tensile force.

*Ductility is a mechanical property used to describe the extent to which materials can be deformed plastically without fracture.

In material science, ductility specifically refers to a material's ability to deform under tensile stress; this is often characterized by the material's ability to be stretched into a wire.

Malleability, a similar concept, refers to a material's ability to deform under compressive stress; this is often characterized by the material's ability to form a thin sheet by hammering or rolling. Ductility and malleability do not always correlate with each other; for instance, gold is both ductile and malleable, but lead is only malleable.

Commonly, the term "ductility" is used to refer to both concepts, as they are very similar.

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• shimp
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3 years ago

Malleability Definition

• Hui3 years agoReport

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• Anonymous
5 years ago

Ductility and malleability are two properties of metals that describe specific tendencies in certain metals. Ductility describes the property of the ability to stretch a metal, without being damaged. Highly ductile materials are useful for stretching into wires. Malleability describes the property of a metals ability to be deformed under compression. Highly malleable materials can be readily rolled or hammered into sheets. While these properties are similar, different materials react differently in these circumstances. Gold or copper for example, are both highly ductile and malleable, whilst lead is only malleable.

• Varun5 years agoReport

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• 5 years ago

Ductility and malleability are two properties of metals that describe specific tendencies in certain metals. Ductility describes the property of the ability to stretch a metal, without being damaged....sardar ishaq quest university

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• 5 years ago

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ductility is the ability to stretch an object, such as a bungee cord. Malleability in the ability to deform an object with another object, for example, bending a piece of metal with a hammer.

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• 5 years ago

1)Ductility describes the property of the ability to stretch a metal, without being damaged.

2)Malleability describes the property of a metals ability to be deformed under compression

• Varun5 years agoReport

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• 1 decade ago

Malleability means you can hammer it out, ductility means to draw through as a wire.

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• 1 decade ago

ductility means that the metal can be formed into a wire, while malleability means that you can change its shape.

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• 1 decade ago

ductile---- shape into wires

malleable----stability of metal

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