Infographic: Mohs Hardness Scale of Metals
A visual representation of the Mohs Scale for metallic elements and alloys (and their common uses by humans)
This metal hardness chart organizes different types of metal using the Mohs hardness scale, a metric used by scientists to determine the scratch resistance of different minerals. With diamond at the top of the scale at a score of 10, elements and alloys can fall along the metal hardness scale from 10 (the most scratch-resistant) to 1 (the softest).
Also highlighted in this chart are common uses by humans of these elements and alloys, ranging from computing and electronics, jewelry, biomedical and many other uses.