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What is carbide


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carbide Carbon  compounded with a non-metal (such as boron, calcium, or silicon) or metal (such as in cobalt, tantalum, titanium , tungsten, or vanadium). Metal carbides are characterized by their extreme hardness  and resistance to high temperature , and are used as abrasives, and in cutting, drilling, grinding, and polishing tools.
 

These are also divided into sub group like

Salt-like (saline) carbides

Covalent carbides

Interstitial carbides

Intermediate transition metal carbides

Molecular carbides



 

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