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CBB 3.3

Chemical Building Blocks- Ch.3 Sec. 3

metal a class of elements characterized by physical properties that include shininess, malleability, ductility, and conductivity
malleable a term used to describe material that can be pounded into shapes
ductile a term used to describe a material that can be pulled out into a long wire
conductivity the ability of an object to transfer heat or electricity to another object
reactivity the ease and speed with which an element combines or reacts with other elements and compounds
corrosion the gradual wearing away of a metal element due to a chemical reaction
alkali metal an element in Group 1 of the periodic table
alkaline earth metal an element in Group 2 of the periodic table
transition metal one of the elements in Groups 3 through 12 of the periodic table
alloy a mixture of two or more elements, one of which is a metal
particle accelerator a machine that moves atomic nuclei at higher and higher speeds until they crash into one another, sometimes forming heavier elements
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