What Are Nonmetals?


Nonmetals are elements that fall within groups 14 to 16 on the periodic table. They do not conduct heat or electricity efficiently unlike metals. The nonmetals include gases such as hydrogen, oxygen, sulfur and phosphorus.
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is not a metal.
Metals make up the vast majority of the periodic table - 88 elements in total - and have unique features. The most obvious characteristic is that, with the exception of mercury, they
Nonmetal:1:not containing or resembling or characteristic of a metal; 2:a chemical element lacking
nonmetal: a chemical element lacking typical metallic properties
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an element not having the character of a metal, as carbon or nitrogen.
an element incapable of forming simple positive ions in solution.
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A non-metal is an element on the periodic table that doesn't contain properties of a metallic element. They are used in brittle solids, examples of non-metals include hydrogen sulphur nitrogen carbon phosphorous and selenium
Non metals are poor conductors of heat and electricity, brittle, do not possess metallic luster but are good oxidizing agents. They are basically defined as elements that are not metals.
Nonmetals are basically defined as elements that are not metals. Their physical properties generally include poor conductors, brittle, transparent and have low density.
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