Brass Vs. Bronze
Brass and Bronze are metal alloys used extensively in everyday life. While brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, bronze is an alloy consisting mainly of copper, usually combined with tin, and other times with some other metals. These two alloys have various uses owing to their properties.
|1||Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc||Bronze is a metal alloy consisting primarily of copper,|
usually with tin as the main additive.
|2||Used for decorations, plumbing, musical instruments, and ammunition.||Used in boat and ship fittings, propellers, and submerged|
bearings because of resistance to saltwater corrosion. Bronze is popularly used in sculptures for its excellent casting qualities
|3||It has a low melting point (900°c);|
flows when melted.
|Has higher melting point (950°c);|
flow depends on the amount of tin.
|4||The colour of brass is muted yellow, somewhat similar to gold,|
|Bronze is reddish-brown.|
|5||Brass was first known to exist in about 500 BC.||Bronze dates to about 3500 BC.|
|6||Greater malleability.||Harder, more brittle.|