what is a hard metal but also light and easy to melt?

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  • 6 months ago
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    "Hard" and "easy to melt" are not found together.

    If a metal is going to be hard, its interatomic bonds must be strong.

    If it is easy to melt, its interatomic bonds must be weak.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    COPPER

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Eutectic 58% Bismuth 42% Tin solder

    Comparing lead, tin, bismuth

    PB SN BI

    Toxic, non-toxic, non-toxic

    11.34, 7.27, 9.81 grams per cubic cm

    622, 450, 521 degrees F

    1.5 , 1.5-1.8 , 2.5 hardness scale

    There is a Tin-Bismuth alloy 58% Bismuth, 42% Tin at its eutectic lowest melting point

    You can buy solder

    https://customthermoelectric.com/solder-bi58-sn42-...

    Melts at 138C, 280F

    8.56 g/cm3

    That gets you easy to melt, a reasonable weight, and you can try it's properties in finished form to see if you like it.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    bronze .

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Aluminium.

    • Lôn
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Yes, compared to iron or titanium which are about twice as difficult.

  • gerald
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    TIN

    • Roger the Mole
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      "Tin is a soft, malleable, ductile ... metal."

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin#Physical

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