What Is Bronze Made Up Of?


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Jack Buckby answered
Bronze is made of a blend of copper and tin. The amounts that are blended can vary, but the most common composition is usually 88% copper and 12% tin.

As it is made up of a mixture of two metals, bronze is technically known as an alloy metal. There are also a number of other bronze alloys that are slightly less popular than the tin and copper alloy. These include the following:

* Commercial bronze: 90% copper and 10% zinc.
* Architectural bronze: 57% copper, 3% lead and 40% zinc.
* Bismuth bronze: 52% copper, 30% nickel, 12% zinc, 5% lead & 1% bismuth.

Other bronze alloys include aluminium bronze, bell metal, cymbal alloys and phosphor bronze.

Bronze got its name as it started becoming very popular during the Bronze Age. It was not until the third millennium BC that the bronze alloy was made by combining tin and copper though as prior to this, arsenic was mixed with the copper. This alloy turned out to be toxic though so copper was then mixed with the readily available metal, tin.

Although the new metal alloy was brittle, it was also very hard which allowed people to create new tools and weapons that were stronger than their predecessors. Bronze was also used in building materials and in components such as decorative tiles.

Today bronze has many uses and can be used for a number or purposes including:

* Bed coils and mattress springs
* Fireplaces
* Building work
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Anonymous answered
Bronze is made out of copper and tin.
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Mehreen Misbah answered
Bronze is an alloy, which means that it is made up of two metallic ingredients or in more precise times it means that an alloy is a mixture of two metals. In the case of Bronze, it is made up of copper and tin and is considered to be one of the most useful metallic alloys of all time. The attributes of Bronze make it even more desirable to work with, as the production process of bronze does not contain any complicated dimensions. Moreover bronze has a very elegant finish and quite an appealing color and is extremely resistant to corrosion. On a general basis, the alloy of Bronze also contains hints of zinc, lead, nickel and phosphorus.

In terms of historical significance, bronze holds an eminent echelon as an entire period of history is referred to as the 'Bronze Age' that established in Southwest Asia from about 3000 B.C. and in Europe around 1500 years before Christ's birth.
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Hippie Hater answered
Bronze is not a natural element but rather an alloy made up of several elements. There are many bronze alloys, but the most common alloy used for artwork is silicon bronze, made up of 96% copper, 3% silicone and 1% manganese. Silicon bronze is easy to cast with, welds nicely, and takes a patina well.
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Anonymous answered
The color bronze is made up of the color green and black.

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