Metals are substances that are usually solid and have characteristics like malleability, ductility, and are generally good conductors of heat and electricity. Non-metals, on the other hand, do not show any of the characteristics of metals. But there are a few exceptions such as graphite – it is the only non-metal that can conduct electricity.
Similarly, diamond is the best non-metal thermal conductor, it is five times more conductive than copper.
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|Difference Between Metals And Nonmetals|
Frequently Asked Questions on CBSE Class 10 Notes Chapter 3: Metals and Non-metals
Difference between metals and non metals?
Metals are good conductors of heat/electricity whereas non metals are not. Metals form basic oxides whereas non metals form acidic oxides.
Which are the heaviest and most dense metals?
Osmium and iridium are the heaviest and densest of metals.
Which is non metal which remains in liquid state in room temperature?
Bromine is the only liquid non metal.