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Copper Alloys: Introduction

Copper Alloy Tree

The history of alloys goes back thousands of years. Long before electricity was invented, ancient man discovered that copper alloyed with tin made the very first useful alloy, bronze. Bronze is much harder and stronger than copper and much tougher (less brittle) than flint or stone. This resource introduces the idea of alloys for pupils and the multitude of copper alloys which exist.

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For more detailed information about alloys, see:

Copper Alloys in Aquaculture (14–16)
Copper Alloys in Coinage (all ages)

Copper Alloys in Music (14–16)

Copper Alloys in Sculpture (all ages)

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