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What type of carbides are called methanides??
Sarthak Basak last edited by Sarthak Basak
Carbides having discrete carbon anions in the form of C4− are sometimes called methanides since they can be viewed as being derived from methane, (CH4).
such examples are aluminium carbide Al4C3, magnesium carbide Mg2C and beryllium carbide Be2C.
varsha last edited by varsha
@sarthak-basak what r the other type of carbides called, the c2 type....
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C2 for cast iron, brass, aluminum, etc. Another use of C2 on steels if you have an interupted cut. C2 is on the soft end of the carbide scale. It's needed for cast iron and brass because of the way the material "breaks" instead of shears. The harder carbides will chip or crack on cast iron.