# Give scientific reason : In the electric equipment producing heat e.g. iron, electric heater, boiler, toaster etc., an alloy such as Nichrome is used, not pure metals. - Science and Technology 1

Give scientific reason :
In the electric equipment producing heat e.g. iron, electric heater, boiler, toaster, etc., an alloy such as Nichrome is used, not pure metals.

#### Solution

Resistivity of alloys like nichrome is more than pure metals so they will get heated easily on the passage of a small amount of current. They also have a high melting point and do not oxidize readily at high temperature. So in the electric equipment producing heat e.g. iron, electric heater, boiler, toaster etc, an alloy such as Nichrome is used, not pure metals.

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