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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: Would you expect the alloy PdB0.15 to be a substitutional alloy or an interstitial alloy?

Solution: Would you expect the alloy PdB0.15 to be a substitutional alloy or an interstitial alloy?

Problem

Would you expect the alloy PdB0.15 to be a substitutional alloy or an interstitial alloy?

Solution

In this problem, we are asked to find if the alloy PdB0.15 is a substitutional alloy or an interstitial alloy.

An alloy is a substance that contains a mixture of elements and possesses some metallic properties.

Alloys are classified into two types: interstitial or substitutional

  • Interstitial alloy is where some of the host metal atoms have been replaced by other metal atoms that have a similar size

  • Substitutional alloy is where the empty spaces between the host metal atoms have been taken up by smaller metal or nonmetal atoms.

To answer this problem, we must know the size of the atoms of each component in an allow.


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