Why metals are metals?
metals are defined by the way they interact and bond with other chemicals. a series of metallic bonds (lump of metal) has many free electrons that float around and enable many properties that are well known in metal. they conduct heat and electricity, and malleable and ductile and are strong.
There are a number of ways in which a metal can be differientiate a metal from a non-metals, these involve contrasting the properties between metals and non-metals and testing them to distinguish them from one another. Some contrasting properties between metals and non-metals: 1.) Metals conduct electricity whereas non-metals do not. 2.) Metals are shiny whereas non-metals are not. 3.) Metals are malleable whereas non-metals are brittle. 4.) Metals often have a higher boiling/melting point…
Metals on the peroidic table are put in the following categories: metalloids, alkaline earth metals, transition metals, alkali metals, refractory metals, post-transition metals, and platinum group metals. Typically all you really use in school though is alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, transition metals and metalloids. I hope that helped! :)