What is stainless steel a compound or a mixture?

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Stainless steel is an alloy. (One or more metals dissolved in another. The solution effects the crystal formation. It's not quite a compound, but more than a mixture. Table salt is an ionic compound.
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Steel is an alloy consisting mostly of iron, with a carbon content between 0.2% and 2.04% by weight, depending on grade. Carbon is the most cost-effective alloying material for iron
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