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How Alloying Elements Affect the Properties of Copper Alloys

Small amounts of alloying elements are often added to metals to improve certain characteristics of the metal.  Alloying can increase or reduce the strength, hardness, electrical and thermal conductivity, corrosion resistance, or change the color of a metal.  The addition of a substance to improve one property may have unintended effects on other properties.  This page describes the effects of various alloying elements on copper and copper alloys such as brass and bronze.

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