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Given below is the table containing the properties of Metals. Identify X and Y in the table.

 Property of Metal           Meaning 
(a)  X (i) Shining surface
(b) Malleability (ii) Beaten into thin sheets 
(c) Y (iii) Drawn into thin wires
(d) Sonorous (iv) Produce sound on striking 

 



A

X - Hardness; Y - Toughness.

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B

X -Metallic Lustre; Y - Hardness

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C

X - Metallic Lustre; Y - Ductility

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D

X - Ductility; Y - Metallic Lustre

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Solution

The correct option is D

X - Metallic Lustre; Y - Ductility


X - Metals have a unique ability to reflect light. This results in a shiny surface and this property is known as metallic lustre.
Y - The ability of metals to be drawn into thin wires is called ductility. Platinum, gold, copper etc. can be drawn into wires because of their high ductility.


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