Wednesday, August 14, 2013


    An alloy of mercury with one or more other metals. Almost all metals can form amalgams with mercury. ( excepting iron  ). Amalgam may be solid or liquid.Silver-mercury amalgam are important in dentistry. Gold-mercury amalgam is used in the extraction of gold from ore.

Types of amalgam : 

  • Dental amalgam
  • Potassium amalgam
  • sodium amalgam
  • Ammonium amalgam
  • Aluminium amalgam
  • Thallium amalgam
  • Tin amalgam 
  • Gold amalgam

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