Steel

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Why can't pure iron be used on it's own as a metal?
It's too soft.
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Why can't iron from a blast furnace be used in it's own as a metal?
It's too brittle and easily corrodes (rusts).
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What is added to Iron to make steel?
Carbon is added to Iron to make steel. (an alloy)
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What is added to Iron to make other steels (inlcuding Stainless Steel)?
Prouced by adding other metals to iron.
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Why are alloys like Steel developed?
Alloys like Steel are developed to have necessary properties for a specific purpose.
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In Steel the amount of Carbon and/ or other elements determines what?
It's properties.
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Steel with a high Carbon content is?
Hard and strong.
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Steel with low carbon content is?
Soft and easily shaped.
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Mild Steel (0.25% of Carbon) is?
Easily pressed into shape.
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What is Steel with a high Carbon content used for?
Screwdrivers
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What is Steel with a low Carbon content used for?
Cars (as well as mild steel).
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What does Stainless Steel contain?
Nickel and Chromium
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What is Stainless Steel's properties?
Hard and resistant to corrosion.
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What is Stainless Steel usually used for?
Knives and Forks.
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Why can't iron from a blast furnace be used in it's own as a metal?

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It's too brittle and easily corrodes (rusts).

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What is added to Iron to make steel?

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What is added to Iron to make other steels (inlcuding Stainless Steel)?

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Why are alloys like Steel developed?

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