yes,nonmetals are brittle and cannot be rolled into wires orpounded into sheets .
+++ Not at all. Synthetic plastics are non-metals, and while some areindeed brittle others a…re, well, plastic by the true definition ofthat term! Clay is a natural plastic, and not considered a metalalthough the clay-forming minerals include complex compounds ofmetals. Wood is not metallic - but that's not brittle unless driedcompletely. (MORE)