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Basic Matter

Subject : engineering
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1. Ferrous and non - ferrous

2. Bond between adjacent oppositely charged ions

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

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

5. Thermosets and thermoplastics

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

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

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

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

10. The resistance a material offers to penetration of scratching

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

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

13. Hydrogen bond - van der Waals bond

14. 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

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

16. 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)

17. Vegetable and meat origin

18. Fixed volume and fixed shape

19. 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

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

21. The ability of a material to withstand pulling forces

22. 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.

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

24. Earthenware - porcelain - stoneware and glass

25. No fixed volume and no fixed shape

26. A force of attraction between particles

27. Fixed volume but take the shape of their container

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

29. A substance made of only one element or compound

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

31. 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)

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

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

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

35. A substance that cannot be decomposed into simpler substances

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

37. Natural wood and manmade