Properties of Materials

When a question is asked about properties of a material.

What materials go with which properties?

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Properties
Elasticity The ability of a material to bend and then return to it's original shape and size.
Conductivity The ability of a material to conduct heat or electrical energy.
Strength The ability of a material to withstand a force without breaking or bending.
Plasticity The ability of a material to permanently change in shape.
Malleability The ability of a material to permanently deform in all directions without cracking.
Ductility The ability of a material to deform, usually by stretching along it's length.
Hardness The ability of a material to resist wear, scratching and indentation.
Toughness The ability of a material to withstand blows or sudden shock without breaking.
Durability The ability of a material to withstand wear, especially as a result of weathering.
Fusibility The ability of a material to change into a liquid or molten state when heated to it's
melting point.

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