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Metals and nonmetals generally form ionic bonds.

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What is the extremely reactive nonmetals readily with the alkali metals to form salt?

The cause is the big difference between electronegativities.

Which elements are most likely to form an ionic compound?

Metals with very low electronegativities and nonmetals with very high electronegativities.

Do Nonmetals have higher electronegativities than do metals?

Nonmetals tend to have a higher electronegativity value than metals. Fluorine, a nonmetal, has the highest electronegativity value.

What type of bond is between Metals with nonmetals of similar electronegativities?

Generally, an ionic bond is formed between a metal atom and a non metal atom.

What is the reactivity property of metal?

Electronegativities of metals are very different: alkali metals are very reactive, platinum metals very unreactive. Metals react with nonmetals.

What are the similarities between metals and metalloids and nonmetals?

what is the similarities between metals metalloids and nonmetals

Do metals have higher ionization energies than nonmetals?

from chacha-Nonmetals have high ionization energies and electronegativities. They are generally poor conductors of heat and electricity.

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.

How do nonmetals form bonds?

Since nonmetals often have similar electronegativities, unlike metals bonding with nonmetals, they form covalent bonds, allowing them to share electrons with their outermost (valence) shells. -wrong

What are the general and characteristics of metals and non metals and metalloids?

Metals: Shiny 'metallic' appearance Solids at room temperature (except mercury) High melting points High densities Large atomic radii Non Metals: High ionization energies High electronegativities Poor thermal conductors Poor electrical conductors Brittle solids Little or no metallic luster Gain electrons easily Metalloids: Electronegativities between those of metals and nonmetals Ionization energies between those of metals and nonmetals Possess some characteristics of metals/some of nonmetals Reactivity depends on properties of other elements in reaction Often make good semiconductors

When a metal bonds with a nonmetal they form a?

Metals form bond with nonmetals to form compounds. The compounds can be either ionic or covalent, depending on the difference in the electronegativities between the metal and the nonmetal.

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.

Why do atoms form convalent and not ionic bonds?

The difference in electronegativity determines the type of chemical bonding between atoms. Metals and nonmetals often have a large difference in electronegativity, and tend to form ionic bonds, while nonmetals bonded to nonmetals tend to have smaller electronegativities and tend to form covalent bonds.

Some properties of non metals?

Nonmetals have high ionization energies and electronegativities. They are usually 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.

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.

Why can't two nonmetals form an ionic compound?

An ionic bond can be formed only when the difference in electronegativities between the two atoms is above 1.7 and in the case of non metals, it will be less than 1.7

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 a chemical bond between 2 non-metals?

The bond between 2 non-metals is covalent. Depending on the relative electronegativities it may be polar covalent.

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.

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