How are metalloids different from metals?

Metalloids are a group of elements found in the centre section of the periodic table, in between metals and non-metals. Metalloids are located to the right of metals and to the left of non-metals in the periodic table. They are solids under standard conditions and can easily form alloys with Metals. Boron, arsenic, antimony, silicon, germanium, selenium, polonium and tellurium are the examples of metalloids. Metals are opaque, lustrous elements that are good conductors of heat and electricity. Most metals are malleable and ductile

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