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Sparking metals

  1. Dec 8, 2011 #1
    What are four metals that spark if they are struck against themselves? I can't find this answer anywhere and really need to know!! Thanks!
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  3. Dec 8, 2011 #2


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    One may wish to search for pyrophoric metals (and optionally include strikers). Mischmetal is an alloy of rare earths including cerium, and there is another form called ferrocerium.
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