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Amalgams are

[A]. highly coloured alloys
[B]. alloys which contain mercury as one of the contents
[C]. alloys which have great resistance to abrasion
[D]. alloys which contain carbon

Answer: Option B


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Vaisu said: (Dec 30, 2011)  
Alloys which contain mercury as one of the contents.

Manoj said: (Feb 5, 2012)  
Amalgam definition: the mixture of two or more metals one of which is Mercury (Hg)

Tin said: (Feb 23, 2012)  
Amalgam is an alloy which always contains mercury as it's constituent. It is the mixture of metals which will always have one of it as Hg. Ex: ZnHg

Apr said: (Jul 9, 2014)  
In dentistry, amalgam is an alloy of mercury with various metals used for dental fillings.

It commonly consists of :

Mercury (50%),

Silver (~22-32% ),

Tin (~14%),

Copper (~8%),

And other trace metals.

Mani said: (Jun 3, 2020)  
An amalgam is an alloy of mercury with another metal. It may be a liquid, a soft paste or a solid, depending upon the proportion of mercury.

Jassie said: (Jan 2, 2021)  
Amalgam is the mixture of two constituents, from which one is mercury (hg) must. It is used in dental filling purpose.

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