Asked Jan 4, 2020

Describe why bronze was one of the first alloys that humans used.


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The reason why bronze was one of the first alloys that humans used is to be explained.

Step 2

An alloy is a mixture of metals with other elements and it is made to achieve desirable properties in a metal.

Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin and it is one of the first alloys made by the humans.

Step 3

Before the discovery of bronze, humans were using the copper metal which being very soft became blunt very quick when used in weapons and tools. Thus, they need to be sharpened frequently.

Therefore, after the discovery of bronze, it became famous because-

  • It was hard compared to copper....

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