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- Created 2012-02-23
; the proportions of zinc and copper can be varied to create a range of brasses with varying properties.
is principally an alloy of copper and
. Bronze does not necessarily contain tin, and a variety of alloys of copper, including alloys with
, are commonly termed "bronze". The term is applied to a variety of brasses and the distinction is largely historical, both terms having a common antecedent in the term
Brass is a substitutional alloy. It is used for decoration for its bright gold-like appearance; for applications where low
is required such as locks, gears, bearings,
casings and valves; for plumbing and electrical applications; and extensively in
such as horns and bells for its acoustic properties. It is also used in
s. Brass is often used in situations where it is important that
s not be struck, as in fittings and tools around explosive gases.
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