Classification of metals Ferrous metals

Update:09 Mar 2019
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Classification of metals Ferrous metals: usually referr […]

Classification of metals Ferrous metals: usually referred to as iron, manganese, chromium and their alloys (mainly steel). Manganese and chromium are mainly used in alloy steels, and the steel surface is often covered with a layer of black ferroferric oxide, so iron, manganese, chromium and their alloys are called ferrous metals. This classification is mainly based on the fact that steel occupies a very important position in the national economy. Non-ferrous metals: Usually refers to metals other than ferrous metals.

Non-ferrous metals can be divided into four categories:

(1) heavy metals such as copper, zinc, lead, nickel, etc.;

(2) Light metals such as sodium, calcium, magnesium, aluminum, etc.;

(3) precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, rhodium, etc.;

(4) Rare metals such as antimony, bismuth, antimony, uranium, etc.