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Ch.14: Useful Materials

Important words for chapter 14

AlloyA mixture of metal and another element.
AmalgamAn alloy containing Hg, Ag, Zn.
OresMaterials in Earth from which metals can be economically obtained.
CeramicMade from dried clay or claylike mixtures.
GlassA ceramic without a regular crystal structure.
CermetsHave properties of ceramics and alloys.
RecyclingRecovering and processing waste.
PlasticMade from synthetic polymers.
Synthetic fiberMade from a strand of synthetic polymers.
CompositeA mixture of two material, one embedded in another.


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