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Basic Matter

Subject : engineering
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1. Thermosets and thermoplastics

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

3. 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)

4. The ability of a material to withstand pulling forces

5. A substance made of only one element or compound

6. A force of attraction between particles

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

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

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

10. Hydrogen bond - van der Waals bond

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

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

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

14. Vegetable and meat origin

15. Fixed volume but take the shape of their container

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

17. 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

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

19. Bond between adjacent oppositely charged ions

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

21. Earthenware - porcelain - stoneware and glass

22. Ferrous and non - ferrous

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

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

25. 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.

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

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

28. No fixed volume and no fixed shape

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

30. Fixed volume and fixed shape

31. A substance that cannot be decomposed into simpler substances

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

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

34. 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

35. Natural wood and manmade

36. The resistance a material offers to penetration of scratching

37. 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)