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What are the similarities between metals and metalloids and nonmetals?

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What are the similarities metals and nonmetals have in common?

Metals and nonmetals are both in the periodic table. They both have atoms in them.


What are similarities of metals metalloids and nonmetals?

Some similarities of metals, nonmetals, and metalliods are that they all have a sound when hit, and all have a grayish like color.


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 are similarities and differences between the magnetic and electric charge interaction?

Magnetic, only attracts or repels metals electric charge can attract or repel nonmetals and metals


Do metaloids contain metals and nonmetals?

Metalloids do not contain either metals or nonmetals. They are elements that have properties of both metals and metalloids, and are found between the metals and nonmetals on the periodic table.




What is the difference between metals and nonmetals in regards to how they conduct electricity?

Metals generally are good conductors of electricity, and nonmetals are not.


What is elements with properties that fall between those of metals and nonmetals called?

Metalloids. They are in between the metals and nonmetals on the periodic table, in a staircase-type shape.


Can nonmetals replace metals in a single replacement reaction?

no, nonmetals replace nonmetals and metals replace metals.


Which elements in the periodic table are nonmetals and which are metalloids?

Non metals have properties opposite those of the metals . The metalloids, or semimetals, have properties that are somewhat of a cross between metals and nonmetals.


What is the most reactive group of a metals and nonmetals?

Metals: alkaline metals Nonmetals: halogens


Are metals and non metals brittle?

Metals are not brittle, but nonmetals are. Metals are malleable and ductile, while nonmetals are not.


What are semimetals in the periodic table?

Semi-metals, or metalloids, are elements that have properties of both metals AND nonmetals. They are located on the periodic table in between the metals on the left side and the nonmetals on the right side.


Pictures of metals nonmetals and metalloids?

there is more images at Google image .com and follow this URL for facts and similarities


How are metalliods different to metals and non-metals?

metalloids are a cross between metals and nometals, meaning it has properties of BOTH metals and nonmetals.


Do scandium through Zinc are metals or nonmetals?

All the elements between scandium and zinc are metals.


How are metals and nonmetals arranged in the periodic table?

The metals are on the left and the nonmetals are on the right.


What elements have properties of metals and nonmetals?

Metalloids have properties of metals and nonmetals.



Why do metals and nonmetals react together?

It is an electrostatic attraction between ions.


What are semiametals?

As we look across the periodic table from left to right, we see metals on the left, transition metals through the middle and nonmetals on the right. What we left out was that group of elements between the transition metals and the nonmetals, and these semimetals are called metalloids.Metaloids have properties that are in between those of transition metals and nonmetals, or perhaps properties that are some combination of those of transition metals and nonmetals. The elements in this group include boron, silicon, germanium, arsenic, antimony and tellurium.


What are some properties that make metals and non metals different?

Here are the general differences between metals and nonmetals.Metals are generally lustrous (shiny) while nonmetals tend to be dull.Most metals are good conductors of heat and electricity while nonmetals of generally poor conductors.Metals tend to be malleable and ductile while nonmetals are usually brittle.Metals ions are usually positive while nonmetal ions are usually negative.


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