Problem: For each of the following alloy compositions indicate whether you would expect it to be a substitutional alloy, an interstitial alloy, or an intermetallic compound.Fe0.97Si0.03

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We’re being asked to classify the given alloy as substitutional alloy, an interstitial alloy, or an intermetallic compound.

Recall the types of alloy:

Substitutional Alloy – alloy where some of the most metal atoms have been replaced by other metal atoms that have a similar size

Interstitial Alloy – allow where the empty spaces between the host metal atoms have been taken up by smaller metal/nonmetal atoms

Intermetallic Compound – type of metallic alloy in which the compound exhibit a defined stoichiometry and ordered crystal structure

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For each of the following alloy compositions indicate whether you would expect it to be a substitutional alloy, an interstitial alloy, or an intermetallic compound.

Fe0.97Si0.03

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