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Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. Some types of brass are called bronzes.

Brass has a golden appearance. It is harder than pure metals and resists corrosion. It costs more than zinc.

There are some common brasses:

  • Alpha brasses - with less than 40% zinc
  • Beta brasses -
  • White brasses - with more than 45% zinc

Things brass are used to make:

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