What is a metal used surrounded by alloys [in constituent form]?
Most metals are in mixed alloys, either natural or man-made. Silver, gold ingots, iron, aluminum, chromium, platinum, nickel, copper, tin, the list goes on and on.
Copper is used in relatively a few alloys. When copper is alloyed with tin, it is called bronze. When it is alloyed near zinc, it is called brass. Source(s): B.S. Chemistry
Iron, Fe, is a metal used in alloys, namely, steel.
copper is the oldest metal used contained by alloys...bronze age (Cu Sn)?!!
brass is today's bronze(Cu Zn)...gun cartridge case uses 37% Zn
solder is really common and is in a transition from front based product Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronze