Question by  alishamcfadden (106)

What is the density of brass?


Answer by  mandriloquai (324)

Brass is an alloy (mixture of two metals) of copper an zinc. The proportions of each metal vary according to the application or formulation. Sometimes, to increase its malleability, lead is added up to 2%. Handling (rolling, casting, and drawing) also changes density. Typically has between 8400 and 8750 kg/cu.m


Answer by  nildopio (7)

The chemical composition of brass is not fixed, so each sample of it has a diferent density, therefore the density of brass will depend on its composition.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Typically the density of brass varies from 8300 to 8700 kg/m3. This is due mainly to the fact that it is actually an alloy of other metals.


Answer by  Olenka (176)

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, so its density might vary a lot depending on the proportion of zinc and copper it contains. If you know the proportion, you can easily calculate the density of brass from the densities of zinc and copper.

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