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Basic Matter

Subject : engineering
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1. A measure of how fast heat is conduct through a slab of material with a given temperature difference across the slab. Unit: W/m C (W = watts - m = metres - C = Celsius)

2. Formed when the fluctuating electrostatic charge in adjacent atoms of different molecules produces a weak electrostatic force between the molecules. Also present as a secondary bond between the long- chain molecules of polymers.

3. A substance that cannot be decomposed into simpler substances

4. The ability of a material to be drawn or extruded into a wire or other extended shape.

5. A mixture composed of two or more substances (materials) with one substance acting as the matrix or glue

6. A positively or negatively charged atom or molecule caused by he loss or gain of electrons from an atom or atoms

7. The resistance a material offers to penetration of scratching

8. Vegetable and meat origin

9. No fixed volume and no fixed shape

10. Bond that shares electrons in order to complete part- filled shells

11. Thermosets and thermoplastics

12. Caused by an attraction between the positively charged metal atom nuclei and the negatively charged cloud of free electrons. Free electron allows metals to be a good thermal and electrical conductors and let the bond not fixed in position

13. 1) glasses 2) glass ceramics 3) Graphite 4)Diamond

14. 1)reinforced plastics 2)Metal- matrix composites 3)Ceramic- matrix composites 4)sandwich structures 5)concrete

15. A mixture that contains at least one metal. This can be a mixture of metals or a mixture of metals and non - metals

16. This is the measure of a material's ability to conduct electricity. lower resistivity conducts electricity well

17. The ability of a material to withstand pulling forces

18. The smallest part of an element that can exist chemically

19. Fixed volume but take the shape of their container

20. Ferrous and non - ferrous

21. Hydrogen bond - van der Waals bond

22. A substance made of only one element or compound

23. Bond between adjacent oppositely charged ions

24. Earthenware - porcelain - stoneware and glass

25. A force of attraction between particles

26. The ability of a material to resist the propagation of cracks

27. The resistance of an elastic body to deflection by an applied force

28. 1) Thermoplastics plastics 2) Thermoset plastics 3) Elastomers

29. Fixed volume and fixed shape

30. A substance made of two or more substances that can be separated by physical means - ie not chemically bonded together

31. V = IR (V= voltage - I = current - R = resistance). unit - Ohms

32. Two or more atoms which are normally bonded together covalently

33. A measure of the degree of increase in dimension when an object is heated. This can be measured by an increase in the length (m) - area (m2) or volume (m3). The expansivity can be measured as a fractional increase in dimension per Kelvin increase in

34. Mass per unit volumn of a material (D = M/V) unit : kg/m3

35. A substance formed by the combination of elements in fixed proportions

36. 1) Ferrous metals and alloys (irons - carbon steels - alloy steels - stainless steels - too and die steels) 2) nonferrous metals and alloys (aluminum - copper - magnesium - nickel - titanium - precious metals - refractory metals - super alloys)

37. Natural wood and manmade