Most nonmetals are?
Nonmetals are very dull looking and are easily broken compared to a normal piece of metal. Nonmetals have high ionization energies and electro negativities. They are generally poor conductors of heat and electricity.Solid nonmetals are generally brittle, with little or no metallic luster. Most nonmetals have the ability to gain electrons easily. Nonmetals display a wide range of chemical properties and reactivities.
Nonmetals lose electrons so that they have the same charge as their closest noble gas. I was taught that "the left are the losers" and I have found it very helpful; maybe you will too. Added: This ("the left are the losers") is alright but nonmetals are on the RIGHT side. (if you stand in front of the 'table' and the table isn't upside down, that is) METALS LOSE electrons, not nonmetals (most of the…