Light Metal
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Light Metal
Light metals
Metals and metalloids
with a density < 5 g/cm3

A light metal is any metal of relatively low density.[1] More specific definitions have been proposed; none have obtained widespread acceptance. Magnesium, aluminium and titanium are light metals of significant commercial importance.[2] Their densities of 1.7, 2.7 and 4.5 g/cm3 range from 19 to 56% of the densities of the older structural metals,[3]iron (7.9) and copper (8.9). Most of light metals are less toxic than heavy metals.Beryllium is toxic but it is rare.Vanadium that sometimes look as light metal is toxic.Other light metals be toxic when a big dose.

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  1. ^ Jackson JA, Mehl JP, Neuendorf KKE (eds) 2005, Glossary of Geology, 5th ed., American Geological Institute, Alexandria, ISBN 0-922152-76-4, p. 371
  2. ^ Brandes EA & Brook GB (eds) 1998, Light Metals Handbook, Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford, ISBN 0-7506-3625-4, p. viii
  3. ^ Polmear I 2006, Light Alloys: From Traditional Alloys to Nanocrystals, 4th ed., Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford, ISBN 0-7506-6371-5, p. 1

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