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Name: David
Status: student
Grade: 9-12
Location: OR
Country: USA
Date: Winter 2011-2012

Is it possible for an alloy to be denser than any of its constituent elements?


Yes. Remember that alloys are a binding of two or more separate elements so that the binding makes these elements act like one. If the elements are melded together such that they merge into one crystal structure with the same dimensions but more elements, then it will definitely be denser.

Greg (Roberto Gregorius) Canisius College

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