What are the major differences between metals and non-metals?

Asked by Pragya Singh | 1 year ago |  71

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Solution :-

   Metals   Non- metals
(a) They can easily expel an electron (a) They cannot easily expel an electron.
(b) They cannot easily receive an electron. (b) They can easily receive an electron.
(c) They form ionic compounds. (c) They form covalent compounds.
(d) Their oxides are having basic nature. (d) Their oxides are having acidic nature.
(e) Their ionization enthalpies are low. (e) Their ionization enthalpies are high.
(f) Their electron affinity is less negative. (f) Their electron affinity is highly negative.
(g) Their electronegativity is less. (g) Their electronegativity is more.
(h) Their reducing power is high. (h) Their reducing power is low.

 

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