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Can metals and nonmetals combine to form things?


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Answered 2008-01-21 21:34:47

Sure. All sorts of metals and non-metals combine and form useful things.

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How do you find out that a given molecule is ionic or covalent or both?

Generally, metals and nonmetals combine to form ionic compounds, and nonmetals combine to form molecules.


What do non metals and metals tend to do?

Metals and nonmetals tend to form ionic compounds by forming ionic bonds when they combine.


What sort of atoms do metals combine with?

Metals combine with other metals to form alloy solutions, they can form solutions with other compounds by being dissolved in them, in most cases. As well, they form ionic bonds with nonmetals.



Metals combine easily with nonmetals?

Yes, they form an ionic bond, which is an easily formed bond.


What kind of bonds do metals and nonmetals form?

Metals and nonmetals form ionic bonds.


What happens when two nonmetals react?

Two no metals combine to form covalent bond. They have weaker interaction.


Do covalent bonds form with metals or non-metals?

Both metals and nonmetals can form covalent bonds, but nonmetals do so more often.


What happens when alkali metals react with nonmetals?

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Will copper combine with some nonmetals?

Yes, copper does form compounds with nonmetals.



What type of bond does scandium normally form?

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What kind of atoms combine to form molecular compounds?

Generally, nonmetals combine to form molecular compounds.


Why do ionic compounds form between metals and nonmetals?

Compounds between metals and nonmetals are predominantly ionic because there is a large difference in electronegativity between most metals and most nonmetals.


What is made when you add metals and non metals?

Metals and nonmetals form ionic compounds.


Metals and non-metals may form?

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What kind of elements form ionic bonds with nonmetals?

Metals. The two most reactive groups of metals that readily form these bonds with nonmetals are the alkali metals and the alkaline earth metals. Groups 1A and 2A.


Which elements form ionic compounds?

the metals with nonmetals


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Nonmetals tend to form anions (negatively charged) because they gain electrons from the metals.


Why do metals and nonmetals react?

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Why metals commonly tends to form cations?

Metals have a low electronegativity compared to nonmetals.


Why do atoms of nonmetals form anions while atoms of metals form cations?

Nonmetals generally are more electronegative than metals, meaning that they have a stronger pull on their electrons - thus when they form ions, metals give up electrons (forming cations) and nonmetals take up electrons (forming anions).



What compounds do nonmetals form when they burn in oxygen?

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