What is an alloy? Give two examples with their chemical composition.


An alloy is a homogeneous mixture of two or more metals or of one or more metals with certain non-metallic elements.


Name
Composition
Uses
Brass
Cu = 60–80%
Zn = 40–20%
For making utensils, cartridges
Bronze
Zn = 2%,
Cu = 80%
Sn = 18%
For making utensils, statues and coins