## Rank the following iron-carbon alloys and associated microstructures from the hardest to the softest: __________. (a) 0.25 wt% C with

Question

Rank the following iron-carbon alloys and associated microstructures from the hardest to the softest: __________.
(a) 0.25 wt% C with coarse pearlite,
(b) 0.80 wt% C with spheroidite,
(c) 0 25 wt% C with spheroidite, and
(d) 0.80 wt% C with fine pearlite.
Justify this ranking.

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3 years 2021-08-07T08:19:11+00:00 1 Answers 459 views 0

The Ranking from

Hardest to softest is as follows :

0.80 wt% C with fine pearlite.

0.80 wt% C with spheroidite

0.25 wt% C with coarse pearlite

0.25 wt% C with spheroidite

Explanation:

To find – Rank the following iron-carbon alloys and associated microstructures from the hardest to the softest. Justify this ranking.

Solution –

Ranking is as follows :

(d) 0.80 wt% C with fine pearlite.

(b) 0.80 wt% C with spheroidite

(a) 0.25 wt% C with coarse pearlite

(c) 0 25 wt% C with spheroidite

Justification –

For some wt% C,

Fine pearlite is stronger than spheroidite

and

Coarse pearlite is stronger than spheroidite.

Now,

Due to carbon content,

0.80 wt% C with spheroidite is stronger than 0.25 wt% C with coarse pearlite.

So,

The Ranking from

Hardest to softest is as follows :

0.80 wt% C with fine pearlite.

0.80 wt% C with spheroidite

0.25 wt% C with coarse pearlite

0.25 wt% C with spheroidite