# Which type of property is malleability?

Jun 14, 2016

This is a physical property, and is a prized property of metals.

#### Explanation:

$\text{Malleable}$ means capable of being hammered out into a sheet, from the $\text{Latin, malleus, meaning hammer}$. Both malleability and ductility (which I think you asked about before) are the reasons why metals are such superb materials for toolmaking.

Both malleability and ductility are properties which are believed to be derived from non-localized metallic bonding.

Jun 14, 2016