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Questions about Steel. Please Help?

Does anyone know what colour steel is?How hard steel is?The density of steel?Conductivity of steel? (Heat and electricity)Reactivity of steel?Melting and boiling points of steel?And the malleability and ductility of steel?Ive looked all over the net and i cant find anything. Can someone please answer these questions or give me a website?THANKS!

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I'm really finding it hard to believe that you've look all over the net and can't find out anything about steel. A Google search on steel turns up 270 MILLION hits, with the first being good, ole, Wikipedia. A quick glance down the article shows up much of what you want. But keep in mind that that steel is not a single substance. There are many different kinds of steels and each has its own properties. Obviously, steel is a metal, so it is a good conductor of heat and electricity. It can be drawn into wires, so it is ductile. It's hard. It's harder than iron. That's the whole point for making steel. The boiling point and freezing points will depend on the type of steel. But please don't insult us by saying you can't find anything about steel. That simply can't be true.
Sep 27, 2017
Steel is an alloy composed mainly of iron and carbon, but almost always contain small and various amounts of other elements. So all of these questions will have a range of answers. For example, the density of steel is between 0.280 and 0.291 pounds/cubic inch. The melting point for mild steel is around 2400F (1300C), but can be much higher, as in stainless steel which is 2800F because it contains a minimum of 11% chromium. Wiki has a legitimate definition.
Sep 27, 2017
It's going to be made from a Shock Resisting Tool Steel ideally. Those steels average .50-.55 % carbon. They combine the ability to withstand repeated blows with excellent hardenability and toughness.
Sep 27, 2017
It is usually a grey color, more silver when freshly scratched. Every one of the other questions can range based on the quality of the steel and other variables such as thickness. That's more than likely the reason you couldn't find any info on it. Its hardness is based on quality, for example regular steel is softer than Mild steel. It can be a thin sheet or a thick plate (which could then be changed to a tube Circle or square) etc
Sep 27, 2017

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