Which properties are characteristics of non metals


  1. Non Metals:

    • Non- metals are bad conductor of electricity ( except Graphite ).
    • Non- metals are also bad conductor of heats. ( except diamond )
    • Non – metal are neither malleable nor ductile. They are brittle.
    • Non-metal are not strong.
    • Non-metal are not sonorous.

    Some terms:

    ★ Malleable: This means that metals can be beaten into thin sheets with hammer.

    ★ Ductile: This means that metals can be drawn into thin wires.

    ★ Brittle: This means that non-metal break into pieces on hammering.

    ★ Sonorous: This means capable of producing a ringing sound.

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