Characteristics of Metallic and Nonmetallic Elements

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Sean Sugai 4E
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Characteristics of Metallic and Nonmetallic Elements

Postby Sean Sugai 4E » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:29 pm

Because of periodic trends, we can predict, at least in a general sense, the properties of elements. With this in mind, what is the difference between metallic and nonmetallic elements, such as their physical and chemical properties? Is there any easy way or trick to memorizing/thinking about the differences?

WUng_1D
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Re: Characteristics of Metallic and Nonmetallic Elements

Postby WUng_1D » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:02 pm

Metallic elements generally have properties intermediate between those of metals and nonmetals such as silicon and boron. Nonmetals on the other hand do not exhibit metallic properties. They are gases located generally in the upper right hand corner of the periodic table.

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Re: Characteristics of Metallic and Nonmetallic Elements

Postby Sukanya Mohapatra 2G » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:22 pm

Metallic elements tend to be lustrous, ductile, malleable, can conduct electricity, and tend to form cations in aqueous solutions. Nonmetals are non-lustrous, brittle, poor conductors, and tend to form anions in solutions.


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