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Problem 3 : Compare and contrast the properties of metals and nonmetals in terms of their physical and chemical properties.
Solution :


  • Physical properties: Conductors of heat and electricity, malleable, ductile, lustrous.
  • Chemical properties: Tend to lose electrons and form cations, react with nonmetals to form ionic compounds.


  • Physical properties: Poor conductors of heat and electricity, usually solids or gases at room temperature.
  • Chemical properties: Tend to gain electrons and form anions, react with metals to form ionic compounds or with other nonmetals to form covalent compounds.