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Unformatted text preview: Low Weight Ductile Translucent Low Melting Temp. High Strength Tough Transparent Easy to form (Sheets, Fibers, Film) Properties cannot be achieved by a single type of material Conductors of electricity and heat Refractory More Expensive Raw Materials Brittle Insulators of electricity and heat 7.) Clean surfaces can be welded together by contact (lack of directional bonding) 8.) As covalence increases with the number of near neighbors fixed, ductility decreases and coordination number is controlled by bond type not size...
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