chapter  4
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Engineering materials and heat treatment

Metals such as brass, copper or steel are solid (frozen) at room temperatures but become liquid (molten) if heated to a sufficiently high temperature. If they are heated to a high enough temperature they will turn into a gas. On cooling, they will first turn back to a liquid and then back to a solid at room temperature. Providing no chemical change takes place

three states by heating and cooling as often as we like.