Alloy versus Constituent Density
Date: Winter 2011-2012
Is it possible for an alloy to be denser than any of its constituent elements?
Yes. Remember that alloys are a binding of two or more separate
elements so that the binding makes these elements act like one. If
the elements are melded together such that they merge into one
crystal structure with the same dimensions but more elements, then
it will definitely be denser.
Greg (Roberto Gregorius)
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