Williams, Dean N. Formerly, Battelle Memorial Institute, West Jefferson, Ohio.
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Substances formed by the addition of one or more elements, usually metals, to lead. Lead alloys may exhibit greatly improved mechanical or chemical properties as compared to pure lead. The major alloying additions to lead are antimony and tin. The solubilities of most other elements in lead are small, but even fractional weight percent additions of some of these elements, notably copper and arsenic, can alter properties appreciably.
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