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Alloy compounds vs alloy solid solutions?

  1. Oct 31, 2012 #1

    What is the difference between alloy compounds and solid solutions

    I understand so far that solid solutions are homogeneous in composition, which must mean that one, two or more different atoms have same crystal packing structure when combined to form a solid solution.
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  3. Nov 2, 2012 #2
    An alloy is a mixture of two or more elements in solid solution in which the major component is a metal.
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