With what element is copper alloyed to make brass?
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...........