Physical Properties

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Physical Properties
Properties that are associated with the actual make-up or structure of the material.
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Electrical Conductor
Allows the flow of electrical current through the material. A good conductor gives very little resistance to the flow of charge.
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Electrical Insulator
Does not allow the flow of electricity through the material.
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Thermal Conductor
Allows the trasnfer of heat energy through the material. A material with high thermal conductivity allows the transfer of heat to occur quickly across the material.
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Thermal Insulator
Prevents the transfer of heat through the material.
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Thermal Expansion
Increase in material volume in response to a heat input.
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Opaque
Prevents light from travelling through.
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Translucent
Allows light through but diffuses the light so that objects appear blurred. Frosted glass is an example of a translucent material.
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Transparent
Allows light to pass through easily which means you can see clearly through the material.
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Density
Mass of the material in a standard volume of space.
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Fusibility
Ability of the material to be fused or converted from a solid to a liquid or molten state, usually by heat. Good fusibility is an essential property for metal being cast.
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Magnetism
Natural force between objects that causes the material to attract iron or steels.
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Corrosion Resistance
Ability of the material to withstand environmental attack or decay.
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Allows the flow of electrical current through the material. A good conductor gives very little resistance to the flow of charge.

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Electrical Conductor

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Does not allow the flow of electricity through the material.

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Allows the trasnfer of heat energy through the material. A material with high thermal conductivity allows the transfer of heat to occur quickly across the material.

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Prevents the transfer of heat through the material.

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