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Activity Discussion Science & Technology What are metals and nonmetals? Reply To: What are metals and nonmetals?

  • Shivani

    June 2, 2021 at 7:37 am
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    Metals and non-metals are two types of materials that can be distinguished by their physical and chemical properties. Metals are elements that have a strong metallic connection between their atoms, making them generally hard. Non-metals, on the other hand, are typically soft components. Metals are defined as elements with 1,2 or 3 electrons in their valence shell of their structure. Non-metals are elements containing four, five, six, or seven electrons in their outermost shell. Metals make up the majority of elements in the periodic table, whereas non-metals make up the minority.

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