Non-metals

Non-metals

Non-metals

07/26/16

“What are some of the properties of non-metals?”

After reviewing the different type of metals and metalloids, you might be wondering, “What are some of the objects that are not metals at all, what are their properties?. Well, when one thinks about it logically, if metals have one type of behavior, then it would not be too far fetched for the opposite type of material to have opposite properties? This is in fact the case with non-metals. Nonmetals in groups 12-14 in the periodic table. Non-metals do not conduct heat or electricity very well, and are very brittle. Non-metals usually have oxidation numbers of +/-4, -3, and -2 as a result of being on the far-right side of the periodic table. The elements that make up the non-metal category include hydrogen [H], carbon [C], nitrogen [N], oxygen [O], phosphorus [P], sulfur [S], and selenium [S]

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