It is gray-white, resembling iron, but is harder and very brittle. The metal is reactive chemically and decomposes slowly in cold water. Manganese is used to form many important alloys. Manganese improves rolling and forging qualities in steel, along with adding strength, stiffness, wear resistance, hardness.
Melting point: 1246 °C Boiling point: 2061 °C
A solid piece of material with no defined shape.Pieces are larger than granules.