What non metals conduct heat?
What are the characteristic of metals and non-metals?
Asked in Science, Earth Sciences
What materials conduct heat and which do not?
Insulators do not conduct heat and are therefore non-metals. Metals do conduct heat, and vey well may i add. But, for the record, you're thinking of electricity. Potatoes conduct heat, and they're not metals. Anyone who has held a lump in their hand will tell you that playdough conducts heat, in fact, rather a lot of other materials conduct heat and water also conduct heat
Asked in Noble Gases
What are the physical properties of metals non metals and noble gases?
Asked in Periodic Table, Elements and Compounds
Do non metals contuct heat?
Non metals do not conduct heat. They have high resistance.They are insulators. Non metals do not have a pool of 'free electrons' (as metals do with metallic bonds). Hence they generally are poor conductors of heat. Nonmetals such as Styrofoam are widely used as insulators. Graphite is an exception as it is a good conductor of heat with its free electrons. Most of the non metals does not conductors because the do not have free electrons. But graphite is a good conductor. Most of the non metals are insulators.