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Learner Guide



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Metals and non-metals

Metals and non-metals both exhibit very different qualities, which is something

you could expect seeing as how they’re on opposite sides of the periodic table.


Metals Non-metals
Good conductors of heatPoor conductors of heat
Good conductors of electricityPoor conductors of electricity
Sonorous (high sound when tapped)Dull sounds
DenseLow density
Shiny appearanceDull appearance
High melting and boiling pointsLow melting and boiling points
Mostly solids at room temperature*Solids, liquids and gasses at room temperature
Malleable and ductileBrittle


*Mercury is the only metal which is in liquid form at room temperature

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Related Topics

Atoms, elements,compounds & mixtures         Creating and Separating Mixtures

 Solids-liquids-and-gases                                          Introduced the-periodic-table



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