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What is a metal?

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This free course, What is a metal? explores the main characteristic properties of metals and their varied use in our everyday lives. Each metal has its own personal signature and you will undertake an online experiment to identify individual metals.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand metallic bonding and how it is related to metallic characteristics
  • understand the role of metals in everyday life.

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