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Explain the Meanings of Malleable and Ductile. - Science

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Explain the meanings of malleable and ductile.

What is meant by saying that the metals are malleable and ductile? Explain with examples.

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Solution 1

Malleable:Substances that can be beaten into thin sheets are called malleable. For example, most of the metals are malleable.

Ductile: Substances that can be drawn into thin wires are called ductile. For example, most of the metals are ductile.

Solution 2

Metals are malleable, which means that they can be hammered to form thin sheets. For example, gold and silver.
Metals are ductile, which means that they can be stretched to form thin wires. For example, copper and aluminium.

Concept: Types of Elements: Non-metal
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NCERT Class 10 Science
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Q 36.1 | Page 133
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