Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Malleability is the property possessed by many metals of being flattened out or extended, either under the hammer or between rollers. Goldleaf furnishes a beautiful example of this, gold being by far the most malleable metal known, and capable of being reduced to films less than 5017000 of an inch thick. Silver and copper can be beaten into leaves of great tenuity; tin and platinum can be rolled into foil. The other malleable metals are iron, palladium, lead, nickel, cadmium, sodium, potassium, and solid mercury.