We know that all the metals posses few characteristics. Out of which malleability and ductility are the two properties of metals. So first let us know what it actually means.
What is meant by the properties of malleability and ductile?
Malleability and ductility are two different property that metal can possess. Usually, all the metals are malleable and ductile.
It is the property of a metal that can be drawn into wire. Ductility and temperature are inversely proportional. The ductility of the metals decreases as the temperature increases because metals become weak at high temperature.
The ability of metal that can be beaten into thin sheets is called malleability. Malleability and temperature are directly proportional. Malleability increases with an increase in temperature.
Most malleable and ductile metals
- Gold and silver are the most malleable and ductile metals.
- An ounce of gold has the capacity to be drawn into a wire more than 40 miles long.
- Gold and silver when present in their pure states, are too soft for making objects that will last for long.
- The fineness and purity of gold is measure in karat and that of silver is measure in percentage.