Chemistry
Metal and Alloys

Difference between alloy and intermetallic compound?

Answer

Wiki User
09/05/2011

if we take example of binary alloy and binary intermetallic compound then in case of binary intermetallic compound the position of two types of atoms in a particular lattice structure remain fixed but in case of binary alloy the atoms position is not fixed although they formed the same lattice structure but the position of two types of atoms may not fixed in the lattice.