Problem: What type(s) of bonding would be expected for each of the following materials: brass (a copper-zinc alloy), rubber, barium sulfide (BaS), solid xenon, bronze, nylon, and aluminum phosphide (AlP)?

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In this problem, we are asked to determine the type(s) of bonding that would be expected for each of the given materials: 


(a) brass

  •  a copper-zinc alloy
  • alloy = metal + metal
  • metallic bond
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What type(s) of bonding would be expected for each of the following materials: brass (a copper-zinc alloy), rubber, barium sulfide (BaS), solid xenon, bronze, nylon, and aluminum phosphide (AlP)?

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