What are (i) metals (ii) non-metals, and (iii) metalloids ? Give two examples each of metals, non-metals and metalloids.
- Metals: Metals are elements that are malleable, ductile and conduct electricity.
Examples: Aluminum and zinc
- Non-metals: Non-metals are elements that are neither malleable nor ductile, and they do not conduct electricity. Most non-metals are brittle in nature.
Examples: Phosphorus, hydrogen
- Metalloids: Metalloids are elements that show properties of both metals and non metals.
Examples: Germanium, silicon
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