Metals have high melting and boiling points compared to non-metals because they are good conductors of heat and electricity, while non-metals are poor conductors of heat and electricity. Metals are solids at room temperature except mercury which is the only metal that is a liquid.
Metals are strong, while non-metals are brittle. Metals produce sound when they are struck, while non-metals do not. Metals are lustrous and shine, while non-metals are dull. Metals have high density compared to non-metals.
Metals such as aluminum, gold and silver are malleable and can be beaten into sheets. Metals such as aluminum and copper are ductile, and they can be pulled into wires. Metals form basic oxides such as magnesium oxide while non-metals form acidic oxides such as sulphur dioxide, sulphur trioxide and carbon dioxide.Learn More
In a condensation reaction, two reactants react to form water or ammonia and one other byproduct. As long as either water or ammonia is formed and is the only byproduct, a reaction is considered a condensation reaction. A condensation reaction is not to be confused with the process called condensation, where water vapor turns to liquid after losing heat.Full Answer >
Water, ethanol, household bleach, blood, paint, milk, gasoline, mineral oil, acetone and butyl alcohol are examples of liquids. Liquids' properties allow them to flow or be poured easily into containers.Full Answer >
A beer bottle will melt at around 1832 degrees Fahrenheit, or 1000 degrees Celsius. Beer bottles, like glass jars and most other commercial glass containers, are made from soda-lime glass, which melts at around half the temperature of sand.Full Answer >
Solids have definite shapes and volumes because their atoms and molecules are held together firmly by the strong inter-molecular forces. At low temperatures, the kinetic energy in the solid is usually not enough to overcome these intermolecular forces, so the solid remains in the same state.Full Answer >