With what element is copper alloyed to make brass?

1 Answer
Mar 2, 2017

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc............


The most important application of brass depends on the fact that you cannot make a spark when you hit brass metal objects together. And thus brass is extensively used for gas fittings. Why should this non-sparking property be important in this application?

Brass is an extremely workable metal, and this allows another important application: the manufacture of brass musical instruments, basses, cornets, horns, trombones...........

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