Explain the meanings of malleable and ductile.



Malleable - Malleability is a property of metals due to which they can be beaten or hammered into thin sheets without breaking.

Such metals which can be beaten into sheets are called malleable. 

Example - Gold and Aluminium 


  • Ductile - Ductility is a property of metals which gives them the ability to be drawn into thin wires without breaking. 
  • Metals which can be drawn into wires are called ductile.

Example - Gold


  1. Class 10
  2. Chapter 3 Class 10 - Metals and Non-Metals (Term 1)

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