definition of malleability

The malleability is the property that some materials have of being able to be decomposed into: sheets without the material in question breaking, or failing that, extended, without being damaged either. In other words, malleable materials can be given the desired shape without breaking or breaking and that is why they are chosen many times over those that do not have this characteristic. With just a pressure on the material, its modification can be achieved and its malleability verified.

For example, the metals known as Malleable metals are those that just comply with this property that we mentioned, tin, copper, aluminum, among others, are basically characterized by their ductility, with this we mean that they can be bent, cut, exerting strong pressure if necessary and the material does not break, something that of course does not happen with all materials , then, this quality is what determines its malleability or not.

Aluminum and gold, leaders in malleability

Aluminum is undoubtedly one of the materials most used for this malleability. For example, the aluminum foil that we use on a daily basis at home to preserve food or to move it without losing its condition is the result of asserting its malleability.

On the other hand, the other, one of the most valued precious metals in the world since time immemorial, is characterized by its fantastic malleability that allows it to be bent to very thin sheets.

Mainly this type of metals are often widely used for technological purposes, especially when welding.

They do not corrode or rust

On the other hand, malleable metals have another advantage, which is that they have a little reaction, then, they are very unlikely to be affected by issues such as corrosion or rust.

Docility of character that some person presents

On the other hand, the word malleability is also used when trying to account for the docility of character that some person presents.

When a person is docile or malleable, he will be characterized by presenting a soft and flexible way, by being obedient and sweet and at the time of education he is open to new teachings. By this we mean that you do not resist or rebel against the indications or advice that someone can give you to improve in some aspect.

For example, a person who accepts advice without much itching or who does not present much resistance in the event of having to change his opinion about a topic is said to be a malleable person.

We must emphasize that many times this sense is usually used with both a positive and negative connotation, because someone malleable, as we have already pointed out, will be easy to deal with because they are flexible and obedient, while on the other hand, someone malleable may be someone easy to convince and of misleading with the aim that you change your position about something.

So, many times, being malleable will not be considered as a condition of the positive personality because it will be thought that the person who is malleable can be manipulated more easily or, for example, in a certain situation, they will not be able to impose themselves in a context or group.

Meanwhile, the opposite side in this regard will be disobedience and rebellion.