Which among the following alloys contain mercury as one of its constituents?

(A) Stainless steel

(B) Alnico

(C) Solder

(D) Zinc amalgam



  • Stainless steel is an alloy of iron and carbon.
  • Alnico is an alloy of aluminium, nickel and cobalt
  • Solder is an alloy of tin and lead
  • Zinc amalgam is an alloy of zinc and mercury

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So, the correct answer is (d) Zinc amalgam

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